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.

Orchestra Representative

Orchestra Representative

Mary Corcoran

Hello! I’m Mary and I’ve been playing the violin for 10 years. I joined the Intermediate Orchestra 8 years ago and have been in the Seniors for 5 years. I’m in Year 12 at Sandbach School.

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Orchestra Representative

Orchestra Representative

Harvey Rowland

Hi my name is Harvey and I am one of the representatives for Congleton Youth Orchestra, I play first clarinet. I began playing in the Intermediate Orchestra in September 2016. I am currently studying a Level 3 BTEC in Musical Theatre.

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Orchestra Representative

Orchestra Representative

Lucy Elkin

Hi my name is Lucy I am one of the player representatives for CYO. I first joined the orchestra in 2017 where I began playing in the Intermediate Orchestra, having already played the flute for four years. I now play first flute in the Senior Orchestra, and sometimes the piccolo Throughout my time at CYO I have seen the orchestra progress and overcome numerous challenges. My hope is to encourage players are more involved in this process.

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Congleton High Schools Heads of Music Representative

Congleton High Schools Heads of Music Representative

Claire Venables

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.

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Congleton High Schools Head Representative

Congleton High Schools Head Representative

Jim Barlow

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Eaton Bank Head Representative

Eaton Bank Head Representative

Ed O'Neill

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Parent Representative

Parent Representative

Louise Banks

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Designated Safeguarding Officer

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Maxine Evett

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.

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Recruitment Officer

Recruitment Officer

Sally-Ann Holland

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.

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Parent Representative

Parent Representative

Tracy Rigby

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

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