1. EEb Bass – Matthew Nix

    Matt has been playing for 13 years. He joined the academy in 2010, and has been with the organisation since. Matt joined the senior band in Read more

  2. Flugel Horn – Tracey Stevens

    Tracey started playing at the age of 11 after being caught in the front of the dinner queue for lunchtime clubs only and was subsequently marched Read more

  3. 3rd Cornet – Phil Silvio

    Phil’s banding career covers two periods, one in younger life and now in older life with a 24-year gap in-between. He started learning the trumpet at Read more

  4. 2nd Cornet – Samuel Gilbert

    Sam started his musical career on cornet at the tender age of four. He started with the family heirloom instrument and then progressed onto a borrowed Read more

  5. Bass Trombone – Paul Faraway

    Paul started playing the cornet in Bodmin Junior Band at the age of 10 and progressed through to the senior band on second cornet. During this Read more

  6. Solo Cornet – Sharon Hooper

    Sharon started playing with Truro Band at the age of 12 for 4 years, she then moved to St Agnes Band for several years. Then saw Read more

  7. Tuned/Timpani – Seán Hooper

    Seán studied music at Bangor University and the Royal College of Music before becoming a London based professional percussionist and timpanist. His playing activities included work Read more

  8. Tuned/Timpani – Max Wall

    Max started playing Cornet at 8 years old in 1964 with a local Brass Band in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Throughout life has played with several Royal Read more

  9. BBb Bass – Shaun Jenkin

    Shaun started playing at the age of 14. Bands that Shaun has been associated with over the years include Gwennap Band, City of Truro and St Read more

  10. BBb Bass – Jason Smith

    Jason (Gormo) started playing at the age of 9 in St Ives Band.  After stints with the St Ia Brass Ensemble, Hayle Town Band and Camborne Read more

  11. 1st Baritone – Jeremy Gilbert

    Jeremy started playing at the age of 9 on cornet with the Penryn School Band under the direction of Howard Barnes. Once at Penryn Comprehensive School, Read more

  12. 1st Horn – Tracey Smith

    Tracey started playing in Lanner band at the age of 8 after helping out in the junior band nativity performance! During her teenage years Tracey played Read more

  13. Solo Cornet – Elliot Smith

    Elliot joined the Lanner Brass Academy in 2011 after starting to learn the Cornet at school.  He swiftly progressed and moved onto Soprano Cornet. In September Read more

  14. 2nd Cornet – Lee Rouse

    The longest serving playing member of the band Lee started playing at the age of eight with the then Lanner Junior Band, it wasn’t long before Read more

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