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Windblowers Staff


Partner and Virtuosic Diagnostician

David started playing the Clarinet aged 11 (to get out of maths). He is a qualified Jig and Tool designer and hydraulics engineer, and instrumental problem-solver extraordinaire. He plays Bass and Contra-bass clarinet in Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra. David is married to Margaret and he has one son, Jonathon. David's greatest musical achievement to date is to give Jack Brymer a lift to a gig.


Partner and Admin Wizard

Born in the Plough Inn, Covenham, Margaret moved to Nottingham in the swinging sixties. Margaret can still beat the computer keyboard with her touch typing speeds (whilst simultaneously holding a conversation) and is the only person in the world still doing Pitman shorthand and double entry book-keeping. (so all that time at Clarendon College wasn't wasted).

In 2016, Margaret was awarded the MBE in the Queens 90th Birthday Honours list for services to Music in the Community.

Organiser of everything at Windblowers, Margaret is secretary of Nottingham Symphonic Winds, she has two children and eight grandchildren - her only problem is being married to David!


General Manager and Photography Aficionado

Whilst Peter is the newest member of the Windblowers team he is by no means the least experienced. Graduating from Newark and Sherwood College with a Diploma in Woodwind Instrument Making & Repairing in 1981 Peter has since had over 34 years retail experience, (19 years of which were with the London based firm of T.W. Howarth & Co. Ltd managing their single reed department).

Principally an oboist (well that's the instrument he says he can play to a reasonable standard!) Peter also dabbles on other woodwind, freely admitting that he is more of a "jack of all trades" rather than a master on any!

Outside of work Peter is involved with Newark Athletic Club and is a very keen photographer. He is married to Sue, has two sons and a grand-daughter, Lottie.


Shop Manager, Brass Specialist and Fitness Fanatic

Sarah started her musical career at George Spencer School, and aged 14 gained a place in the Youth Orchestra. She also began her long association with musical societies, playing in orchestras under the guidance of her trumpet teacher, Malcolm Nabarro.

Sarah joined Windblowers as Brass Specialist and Sheet Music Buyer in 1984. Still playing in many shows and concerts in the East Midlands, Sarah is also a well-known orchestral fixer and a member of Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

Sarah is married to local singer, Simon Theobald, has a daughter, Lucy who is following in her parents footsteps, treading the boards! Any spare time Sarah has, she can be found in the gym, on her bike or generally outdoors.


Export Sales Specialist and Margaret's PA

Nick joined Windblowers in 1998 after completing his music degree in Cambridge. He enjoys (being the operative word) playing the oboe, piano, organ, percussion and singing.

He is Musical Director of the Nottingham Hospitals Choir and the Burton Joyce Choral Society and sings tenor with Nottingham Cathedral Choir.

Nick's greatest musical achievement to date is to accompany Lesley Garrett and 2,000 singers at Nottingham Ice Arena.

He married Fiona in 2011 and enjoys the odd Gin & Tonic out with friends.


Sheet Music Specialist and Tai Chi Master

Elaine joined Windblowers over 20 years ago, and although, initially not a musician, has learnt to play the euphonium and was a member of Nottingham Wind Ensemble for 3 years.

A keen theatre goer, her varied musical interests are invaluable in tracing sheet music. Elaine's spare time is spent enjoying her Tai Chi.


Mail Order and Musical Gifts Expert

Jennie joined Windblowers in November 2001 and is pivotal to the smooth running of the busy mail order and gifts departments.

With her ever-expanding artistic skills, she continues to design advertising and promotional displays for Windblowers and Nottingham Symphonic Winds.

In her spare time, Jennie can be found dancing the night away at her favourite pastime, Zumba!

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