Adult Band Pan Profile #01

Jacquie Baird

1. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Nation?

Family

Jaquie and Laura at winter concert

2. What inspired you to join?

I couldn’t let the kids have all the fun and I’ve always wanted to play bass

Jaquie winning nation award

3. What song do you enjoy playing most out of the set list?

Footsteps– the version with the jam section

jaquie on bass blocko

4. What song would you like to add to the set list if you could?

Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Jaquie holding scratcher

5. What song would you like to bring back that is no longer on the set list?

Rock the Boat

Jaquie on bass wesminister mile

6. Describe the atmosphere of the adult band in three words.

Fun, friendly and… forgetful?

Jaquie blocko

7. What has been the most rewarding thing you have experienced with Nation?

Difficult to choose one so I’ll have to give you two. Playing with the main band and now learning quads

Jaquie and alyssia nation award

8. What is your favorite thing about Nation?

The positive vibes

Jaquie wesminster mile on bass

9. What is the one thing you would improve about Nation?

To get rid of the insect attracting yellow tops!

Jaquie westminster mile on bass

10. What are your short-term and long-term goals for Nation?

Short-term- Nation winning Panorama

Long-term- The Pan Nation world tour!

pan-nation-2016-1

Jacquie’s Journey

2007 – Watched my daughter play for the first time and felt mixed emotions both pride and envy.

2011 – Joined Pan Nation adult group and started on bass.

2014 – Joined Lady Percush (the Pan Nation engine room)

2015 – Organised the 1st North London Blockorama

2016 – Played percussion in between waving at the cameras on the New Year’s Day parade

2017 – Played dancing queen on bass with the main band and started learning quads

nation x

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