Otherwise known as Rex, Simon joined the band in 2002, playing bass trombone. He then moved on to Bb Bass before finding his 'calling' by becoming one of our percussion section. His hobbies include volleyball and motorbiking. His favourite piece of music is Army of the Nile. Rex's most memorable banding moment was winning the Class A section with Redruth Town Band at Bugle Contest in 1983 and playing in the square afterwards.
Carrie has been playing drums since 2007. She first started playing in a school Rock band and more recently has been learning to read and understand music to gain more experience in all types of percussion. Carrie's favourite test piece is "Sounds" by John Golland and her favourite concert piece is Ray Farr's arrangement of "Toccata in D Minor". Carrie was inspired to play xylophone upon hearing this piece and has performed it with the band and for her A Level music performance.
Andrew started playing percussion over 100 years ago having originally played cornet with Camborne Youth Band. He chose to change to percussion as he says that there is nothing more satisfying than hitting inanimate objects such as drums, cymbals and bass players. Andrew has a number of television and radio performances to his credit including BBC Songs of Praise and one of the concert highlights was playing with Tristan Fry, the percussionist with the rock group, Sky. Andrew was delighted to return to Lanner after a break to compete a masters degree and is really enjoying the playing and the social aspects of the band. He does not have a single favourite piece of music but generally likes all of the big test pieces and anything that has loud percussion parts.
Josh is the son of percussionist Andrew, and started playing drums in February 2009. Josh has already passed his Grade 2 drum kit examination with a distinction and is now working towards his Grade 7.
Josh was not originally really interested in Brass Bands despite the best efforts of his mum and dad to get him to become involved. However since joining Lanner in August 2009 he has really started to enjoy playing with the band, this has a lot to do with the social life of the band and the fact that everyone has made him very welcome.
Josh's long term ambitions are to travel to Japan and become a geneticist, this is either to cure all diseases or achieve world domination, we are not sure which!