Aaron Harvey

Aaron began playing the Cornet with the Mount Charles band in 1974. After four years he joined the St.Dennis band, moving through the ranks of the youth and senior bands to attain the position of principal cornet, a highlight of which was a performance at the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall in 1985. Three years later Aaron moved to the principal cornet position with the Bodmin Town band beginning a very successful period, as the band grew in status gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost combinations. The band competed at most of the major contests, including five appearances at the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall and made many broadcasts and recordings as well as performing at prestigious concerts throughout the country. During this time he also accepted the position of bandmaster, deputising in the absence of the Resident conductor. It was through this and work as a tutor with the Cornwall Youth Brass Band, that he caught the conducting ‘bug’.

In January 2003 he became the MD of the St Breward Band and led the band through four busy years of concert and contest performances. In September 2007 he was appointed Musical Director of his hometown band, St Austell, and spent eight enjoyable years there, with highlights including a couple of Royal Trophy wins and  many high profile concerts throughout the country.

In 2015 he decided to take a short break from the band world – this didn’t last long! He was soon conducting and playing with bands throughout the county, and beyond, helping out whenever he could. One of those bands was the Lanner and District Silver Band, and later, in the summer of 2018 when a vacancy arose for MD, Aaron was appointed to the role.



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