Alice Allen started a band at Grimshaw Girls’ School, where it she had recently begun teaching. The girls had entered a Brass Band Contest.
- The Alice Band – Mandy: #459 (1 November 1975) – #473 (7 February 1976)
When Andy Ellis was taken ill and told not to play his cornet for three months, his twin sister, Kate, secretly took his place in the Barfield Boys’ Brass Band. Although Andy was now well again, and fit to rejoin the band, Kate was continuing for the time being because of preparations for a competition.
- No Girls Allowed – Mandy: #839 (12 February 1983) – #850 (30 April 1983)