Jayne began her musical career at the age of ten but not being able to decide on what instrument to concentrate on, she decided to play piano, violin and clarinet, showing early musical prowess. She was at this stage living in London and studying music at school.
In 1992 her family moved to Brentwood and Jayne continued her musical studies at St Martins School. In this same year she heard about the RBLYBB and quickly realised that she could expand her musical knowledge and put all the hard work to use. However at this time the band needed cornettists not clarinettists and so she was given a cornet, a tutor, took on the task and was soon in the second row cornet blowing her heart out.
Trips around the country and abroad with the band soon followed, Pasadena in 1996, the Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall in 1998 and since then numerous trips to France and Belgium representing the Legion at various commemorative festivals. Jayne returned to the USA in 2009 for the Tournament of the Roses Parade where the band was seen by an estimated 640,000,000 viewers from around the world.
Jayne has now taken on the mantle of cornet instructor and is now passing her experience on to the new members. She instructs from beginner stage to accomplished musician and has recently created a study/practice system to suit the bands needs. This will help to progress the beginners to a stage where they are able to play a musical part in the band at the earliest opportunity.
Jayne would like to take this opportunity to thank the band for everything in the past 17 years and is glad that she is now able to give something back.