Sarah Groarke-Booth studied music at University of Salford, gaining a BA (Hons) in Band Musicianship and a Masters Degree in
Performance (specialising in conducting). As a conductor, she has worked with many ensembles including wind bands, brass
ensembles and choirs.
Her association with brass bands over the past twenty years has led her to direct bands in Wales, Bristol, London and the North West of England. She has had many contest successes, including winning Regional and National titles. As an
adjudicator, she is the PRO of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators and is regularly engaged as a contest judge at a National and Regional level.
Following her musical studies and working as a brass tutor and conductor, she attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to train as an actor.
Since then, she has performed in many theatres throughout the country and made numerous television appearances. She has also worked as a Musical Director on a number of stage shows. She continues to work as an actor, conductor and adjudicator; and still finds time to fit in some trumpet playing.
Sarah has been Musical Director at Tintwistle Band since 2010 - it only seems like yesterday.