The Lanner Brass Academy's star principal cornet player has successfully passed her audition to join the Cornwall Youth Brass Band just a few weeks after her 10th birthday. Siana was helped in her audition preparation by the Lanner and District Silver Band Musical Director, Stuart Chappell. Stuart said, "We are very proud of what we are achieving at the Academy. We are developing several very promising players and Siana's achievement brings great kudos to it.
We have made enquiries at Cornwall Youth and it appears that Siana is one of the youngest musicians to have ever passed their audition. We are certain that Siana's development will be boosted by her new appointmnet which can only be helpful to the Lanner Band organisation. Our Academy has only just celebrated its 3rd anniversary and has already achieved 2 First and 1 second placings in the three contests it has entered in addition to its growing reputation as a great concert band"
Siana herself told her proud Dad, band Chairman, Lee Rouse, "I was really excited at the audition and was even more excited when Mr Pope said I had passed! I can't wait to start playing with them."
Cornwall Youth Brass Band starts their new season on Sunday 8 September with lots of new music for the 81 young musicians to start working on. They welcome at least 15 new members to the band. Several of their long standing members are off to University, one of these being Lanner Bands’ former Principle Euphonium, Matthew Rowe. Siana follows in the footsteps of some really first class musicians to go through the ranks of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band.