Meet our advisors and support staff

The orchestra is always willing for parents to take an active role in helping, if you would like to help please use the contact forms and someone will be in touch.

Congleton High Schools Heads of Music Representative

Congleton High Schools Heads of Music Representative

Claire Venables

Congleton High Schools Heads of Music Representative

Claire Venables was elected Secondary Schools Head of Music Representative at the A.G.M. in November 2013 Claire is Head of Music at Eaton Bank Academy. She plays the piano, clarinet and saxophone and is also involved in musical theatre productions in Macclesfield. Claire has been teaching for seven years and graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2005 before moving to MMU to complete her PGCE.

Congleton High Schools Heads Representative

Congleton High Schools Heads Representative

Ed O'Neill

Congleton High Schools Heads Representative

Orchestra Representative

Orchestra Representative

Vacancy now open

Orchestra Representative

A new Orchestra Representative is to be elected at the next AGM and CYO will be asking for nominations from the Senior Orchestra. A further update on how to volunteer for this position will be announced in the Autumn 2021 term.

Parent Representative

Parent Representative

George Emmett

Parent Representative

I was elected to the Advisory Panel of the Orchestra as a Parent Representative in October 2020. I have two children in the Orchestra. I am a Registered Chaperone and am happy to help wherever I am needed. My area of expertise is vegan food and hat wearing!

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Maxine Evett

Designated Safeguarding Officer

I have been a local business owner and landlord for a number of years in Congleton. My children joined CYO in 2013 in the training sessions and have progressed through the various groups are currently now both in the senior orchestra playing the violin and percussion and they absolutely love it.

I became a CYO chaperone in 2016 and was appointed to the post of Designated Safety Officer in January 2021.

Recruitment Officer

Recruitment Officer

Sally-Ann Holland

Recruitment Officer

Sally Holland is a mother of two, and enjoys working with young people. She is engaged in the local community through her ties with Congleton Town Council where she has been a Town Councillor since 2003, also a Cheshire East Councillor since 2019.

She Enjoys walking with her family and her two dogs and looks forward to when local performances and concerts can resume.

Parent Representative

Parent Representative

Tracy Rigby

Parent Representative

Tracy has two children in in the orchestra and also helps with supervising and pastoral care. She is a registered Chaperone.