1. Principal Cornet – Richard Rowe

    Richard joined the band on 2nd cornet in February 2002 in time for the Regional championships after a 22 year break in playing. He started playing aged 9 with Camborne Junior band, and progressed to the “B” band. He later played for Redruth, St. Keverne and Camborne bands before taking a break in 1981.

    During his time with Lanner, he has played Repiano and Tutti solo cornet before moving onto the Principal cornet seat in time for the 2006 Regionals, where he made his debut on “Journey To The Centre of the Earth”.

    2007 was a very difficult year for the band, where major rebuilding was necessary and contesting was not possible, so Richard temporarily contested with Mount Charles Band, which cumulated in an appearance at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall playing “Battle Creek”.

    Richard is very involved in the running of the band and is the Facilities Manager and Assistant Treasurer (his wife Julie is Treasurer). He is also a Life Member and Trustee. His most challenging role was acting as the Project Manager for the new Bandroom facility which was constructed in 2013/14.

    Richard is a Building Control Manager and works for Cornwall Council.

  2. Solo Cornet – Sharon Dower

    Sharon started her playing at the age of 8 with the St Stythians Band.  A former pupil of the late Albert Chappell she has also played with the Cornwall Youth Brass Band, Redruth Band and Camborne Band.  After a 5 year break Sharon joined Lanner Band in 2003 and during her time with the band has played 3rd Cornet, Flugel and Rep.  By day Sharon is a Licensing Officer with Cornwall Council.

  3. Solo Cornet – Morgan Phillips

    Morgan aged 13 started to learn the Cornet with the academy in 2014 and joined CYBB in 2018. He also plays the piano and enjoyed a spell on percussion in 2019 when he damaged his lip falling off his bike !

    Morgan has passed his ABRSM grades 2,3,4 & 5 on cornet all with distinction and enjoyed his first contest with the band at the West of England Areas in March 2020. When not banding Morgan enjoys Sailing, Kayaking and Gig rowing , where he was selected to row for Cornwall U16 team in the National Gig County Championships in 2019.

  4. Soprano Cornet – Amanda Gardner

    Amanda started playing the cornet aged 9 at Carharrack & St Day band, taught by our current flugel player Tania. Moving to Redruth Band aged 11 under the baton of David Loukes, saw Amanda put on soprano cornet, which she has played pretty much solidly since.  Joining Pendennis after 5 years working in London, Amanda got the banding bug again and was with them through their achievements throughout the years. The most memorable being 10 successive wins at Exmouth Entertainment contest and especially winning the soloist prize, which was the highlight of her banding career so far.

    During the day Amanda works for Cornwall Housing as a Prevention & Engagement Officer.


  5. Repiano 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 a move to Lanner & District for 9 years before joining Camborne Band for 6 years. During her time at Camborne she enjoyed many successes including performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on four occasions and was part of the hat trick of wins at the West of England Bandsmens Festival in Bugle.

    Sharon rejoined lanner in 2006 for 10 years, took a short break and returned in 2018.

  6. 2nd Cornet – Caroline Condy

    Caroline joined the cornet section from our Academy in 2019 and is proving to be a very talented and valuable member. We take alot of pride in our Academy where Lee (MD) and his team work tirelessly to bring these youngsters on in their musical journey’s, the future of banding one would say!


    Caroline began playing at the age of 10 and is also a full time member of the CYBB. We hope she continues to progress and achieve many valuable life experiences in the world of music making!

  7. 2nd Cornet – Lewis Paget

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  8. 3rd 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 he progressed to the senior band and has since sat in all cornet positions including short spells on soprano and principal. Lee was Chairman of the organisation for nine years before stepping down in 2017 to enable him more time to dedicate to youth music both with our own Academy where he is Manager (which he was instrumental in establishing back in 2010) as well as being a Trustee of the Cornwall Youth Brass Band.

    Lee is an accountant by profession and currently works in Plymouth as Chief Finance Officer for a leading provider of support services to people with a learning disability and/or autism and Chief Executive Officer to a charity providing specialist accommodation solutions.

  9. 3rd Cornet – Phil Silvio

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