Trombones


Kenny Hamilton

Principal Trombone

Kenny first joined the band (at that time known as Stoneywood band) in 1973 under the baton of Eddie Paley. In 1976 he went to study at the Guildhall School of Music in London with Peter Gane, Denis Wick and occasionally Steve Saunders as his teachers.

After 18 years of playing Bass Trombone with all and sundry a change of career was on the cards. Kenny moved to America to study Chiropractic and, to make a longish story about the same length, now has his own clinic in the sunny climes of Turriff where he lives with his wife, Debi, and two cats, Hank and Levi.

Kenny rejoined Granite City Brass in 2009 and enjoys many evening rehearsals where he excels in making the Euphonium players ears bleed.


Pauline Carroll

Second Trombone

Pauline began learning trombone at the age of 11 under the tuition of Eddie Paley. After a brief spell with Aberdeen City Band she joined
Granite City Brass (known at that time as UDI Brass) in 1988. She played in many contests and concerts over the years before taking a break for work and family reasons, including a spell living in Paris. Now that her children are older Pauline has rejoined Granite City Brass and is delighted to have taken her trombone out of retirement.


Tom Paton

Trombone

Tom is one of the most respected members of the band!

Tom started playing in the Elgin City Band, and is completely self taught. He has also played Cornet and Baritone – but always found the trombone to be the Elite instrument of the Brass Band.

He has also played for Harworth Colliery Band, R.A.F and several Dance Bands and Concert Bands.

Since joining the band when it was called Stoneywood Silver, Tom has seen the band go through some tough times and was presented with a Long Service Medal for 50 years service by SBBA and Granite City Brass in 1995.

Tom is enjoying the relaxed life of retirement, and when he’s not pulling off Jazzy licks under the moonlight on his trombone, he is playing rounds of Golf at Deeside Golf Club.


Stuart Reid

Bass Trombone

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