Carolyn started playing cornet in Wolverton Town Band when she was 9 years old. She comes from a long family tradition of brass bands, with parents, grandparents and siblings all playing brass instruments. Her grandfather conducted Newport Pagnell Town Band in the 50's and 60's, so brass banding has always featured heavily in her life. She joined Brosely Brass (now MK Brass) in 1990, playing Tenor Horn, Baritone and most recently Euphonium. She helped out TSB at Christmas 2012, before becoming a regular member after the Area contest. In February 2017 Carolyn moved to the dark side just before the Area contest.