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 to the brass club as punishment. Three weeks later she joined the Hayle Junior Band.
Taught by the late Albert Chappell and several peripatetic brass tutors, by the age of 14 Tracey joined the Cornwall Youth Brass Band and Camborne Town Band under the baton of Stephen Sykes. During her time with Camborne, Tracey was fortunate enough to, at the age of 15, play at the Royal Albert Hall and the All England Masters at Cambridge.
In 1990 at the age of 17, Tracey returned to Hayle Town Band as principal cornet until 2001. In 2002, Tracey saw a short move to Soprano Cornet whilst under the baton of Derek Johnston gaining 3rd at the Nationals in 2002 and going on to win the title at the Regional contest in 2003, later coming 2nd in 2004 and 3rd 2005. Tracey left Hayle at the end of 2005 to raise her family.
Tracey’s most memorable personal achievement was winning with the air varie Rule Britannia at Bugle solo contest in 1990 and becoming the first female to win the trophy in its 11 year history.
After a 16 year break, Tracey has decided to return to her love of brass banding joining Lanner in 2021.
During the day, Tracey is a Receptionist and Purchase Order and HSE Administrator for H Tempest Ltd.