Juliet has been playing in the band since the start of 2008, having previously played for Hayle, Redruth and Kernow Concert bands on the principal cornet seat. She has also played repiano and solo cornet for Camborne Town Band. Whilst at university she played for the Sellers Engineering Band, near Huddersfield. Juliet says that her most memorable moment in banding was standing on the stage in the Manchester Free trade Hall at the British open, playing a solo passage from the test piece revelation. She says that "It was an amazing experience and one that I will never forget." Her favourite concert piece is 'You Raise Me Up', from her cornet days. Her favourite test piece is Revelation following her experience from the British Open. In her spare time, she enjoys reading Dan Brown novels, going to the Cinema and Travelling.
Tania began learning to play cornet aged 8 with Cliff Bolitho at Carharrack and St. Day band, moving onto various instruments until eventually playing principal cornet. She then joined Lanner Band around 1988 on front row where in 1989 she won the Cornet of the day prize at Penzance contest. After taking a break from banding for a few years she resumed playing with Kernow Concert Brass. Most recently she has been playing principal cornet at Redruth Town Band, winning best instrumentalist at Tremough in 2010 and Best cornet of the section at Bugle in 2012. Her most memorable moment in banding was playing against Stanshaw and Black Dyke with Carharrack and St Day Band at Weston Super Mare contest.....many many years ago!! In her spare time Tania enjoys being at home with family and an ever growing menagerie of dogs and other peoples unwanted pets!!
|Alan (Max) Wall |
Max currently plays 2nd Cornet for the band. He is married with two children (one deceased) and four grandchildren. Max started playing at the age of 8 and has played for the St Margarets Church Brass Band, Sheffield City Concert band, many Military and Jazz bands, Pit Orchestras, Helensburgh Symphony Orchestra in Scotland, St Columb Major Town Band and the Plymouth Concert Band. Max has performed for the Royal Family as well as playing concerts in St Michaels Cave in Gilbraltar. Max is a keen golfer and would like to improve his handicap if his wife allows!
Lee has been with the Band since he started to play the cornet at the age of 8 and is the longest serving member of the band. He started as all cornet players do on 3rd cornet and after a lifetime of playing on the front row took the decision to bolster the back row and give younger members the opportunity to progress.
In his early days he also attempted to play soprano but returned to cornet through his own choice. He has on one occasion been trusted to play principal cornet on the contest stage but after the experience decided that once was enough.
He has also held most positions on the Band Commitee and is presently the Bands Chairman as well as the Academy Manager. Lee is both a Trustee and Life Member for the Band.
Kenwyn joined the Band in 2010 following a six year stint at Hayle Town Band. He started his playing in the Salvation Army before joining Camborne in 1972. He then went on to join Lanner before joining the army as a musician/medic where he served in both Northern Ireland and the Faulklands. On leaving the Army he then went into entertaining by touring the West Country as a double act singing and playing 'wurzel Songs'. His Favourite piece of music is Diadem of Gold and his most memorable moment in banding is playing Blitz at the British Open in Manchester with St Austell Band
|3rd Cornet |
Nessa joined Lanner Band in the summer of 2012 from Redruth Town Band. She is currently for studying A Levels with hopes to go to uni in September 2013.
Siana, a member of the Lanner Brass Academy, attends senior band during the school holidays. Still only 8 years of age she will be a future asset to the Band.
Siana passed her ABRSM Grade 2 with distinction at the age of 7; just five months later (November 2011) she went on to take her Grade 3 and was again awarded a distinction.