Juliette McCutcheon joined Newtownards Silver Band in 2008 after a break in music of 17
years! Juliette started to play the Tuba at Dundonald Girls High School where she was
taught by Jim Burch. She also attended the South Eastern Music Centre and had Tuba
Lessons with Paul McCullough.
Juliette was a member of the Agnes Street Brass Band in the early 1980’s when
Ernie Ruddock was their Conductor. Juliette has played the Tuba with The Neuschel
Brass Ensemble conducted by Stephen Cairns and has been a member in the 55th Old Boys
Brass Band which sadly has since folded.
She has had the privilege of being involved in the making of the Star Brass Series when
she played with Agnes Street Brass Band and has also made radio recordings for Radio
Ulster under the direction of Joe McKee with his Listen to the Band Series.
One of Juliette’s highlights was meeting Brian Matthews of Radio 2 when the Neuschel
Brass Ensemble played a live version of The Pink Panther as part of the Queen’s Festival
Juliette’s late father, Ronnie Jeffrey played the G Treble Flute in Ballykeel Conservative Flute
Band (Holywood) for just over 50 years. Her son has just started to have cornet lessons with
Jimmy Kitchen, Conductor of Newtownards Silver Band.