Solo Baritone with Foden’s Band
We are delighted to announce that Ashley Dixon, Solo Baritone at the world famous Fodens band has joined Mercer and Barker as our latest performing artist. Ashley’s mouthpiece of choice is our GW6-B.
Here’s a little more information on Ashley’s playing career.
Ashley was born in Wigan in 1993. She began playing the Baritone at the age of 8 years old when her Grandad brought one home on day. Ashley started her playing career in the Pemberton Old Wigan DW Youth Brass Band and progressed through the to B Band and Senior Band, qualifying with them for the National Finals in the Albert Hall for the first time in 102 years.
Ashley was principal baritone of the National Children’s Band of Great Britain and was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. She graduated from the University of Salford with First Class Honors and also received the prestigious Harry Mortimer Performance Award, presented at the British Open Brass Band Championships.
At the end of University Ashley moved to the Leyland Band on Principal Baritone before joining the Fodens Band in 2018. Ashley went on to The Manchester Metropolitan University in association with the Royal Northern College of Music to complete her PGCE Secondary with Specialist Instrumental Teaching. Ashley now is Curriculum Leader of Music and Expressive Arts in a Secondary school.