Rebecca started playing at the age of 7 initially on cornet, however it wasn’t long before she found her love and moved on to the Baritone.
Growing up she was surrounded with by banding and loved it from a very young age. She has been a member and Mentor of the National Children’s Brass Band, and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, as well as being a Founder Member of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band. She is a member of Staff within the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain’s organisation and is the Social Media Coordinator for the Yorkshire Youth and the International Brass Band Summer School.
Rebecca has played in several championship bands including Wingates as Solo Baritone and latterly with the City of Bradford Band, winning the Best Baritone prize in one of her last contests.
Rebecca Childs graduated from University of Salford in 2015 with a First Class Honours Degree in Music, where she specialised in performance and conducting. As an undergraduate Rebecca was awarded the coveted Harry Mortimer Performance Prize and was also the first recipient of the Iwan Williams Performance Award. Rebecca graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University gaining her Post Graduate Certificate in Education specialising in Primary Education as her dream is to pass on her love for music to the next generation.
In her Professional life as an educator, Rebecca enjoys teaching at Alice Ingham RC Primary School in Rochdale.
She is very proud to be a member of Black Dyke and looks forward to many years of music making with a great bunch of people!