Horn- Mona Byskov Hylgaard
Mona started playing the trombone when
she was 11 but had to swap to baritone shortly after as her arms were too short!!
After a year on the baritone she moved to tenor horn and has stayed there ever
Mona is from Denmark and started her banding career in the local FDF
brass band in her home town where she went all the way and conducted the band
for 2 years.
In her gap year she spent 9 months at Manger Folk High School
in Norway attending their Music & Brass Band course and also performed and
toured with Manger Musikklag (Champ. Sec.)
On return to Denmark she went to
university to study Social Work and when not studying and working she played with
Silkeborg Blæserne and then Aarhus BrassBand which is one of the top bands
in Denmark. Mona was also Solo Horn with the FDF National Brass Band and especially
remembers a great outdoor concert with an audience of 14.000.
When Mona first
came to Manchester in 1998 she played with Flixton Band and Wingates for 6 months
before going back to Denmark to complete her studies.
Once graduated in 2001
she returned to Manchester and now lives with her fiancé Thomas (solo cornet)
and is a Senior Residential Social Worker.
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1998 - January 2015
" Aarhus Brass Band won the
Danish Nationals performing A Dove Descending in 2000. Unfortunately I missed
out on The European Championships due to exams at University".