2nd Horn – Elaine Bray
Elaine started playing the tenor horn at the age of 10 alongside her cousin under the tutelage of Peter Westaway. At that time Peter was trying to reform the St. Blazey band, unfortunately this didn’t happen so Elaine went on to join the Mount Charles Youth band where she soon progressed to the senior band until the age of 17. An opportunity came her way to join Bodmin Town Band where she met her husband Mark for the first time. Continuing with Bodmin, both Elaine and Mark enjoyed many great banding moments like appearing at the National Championships of Great Britain in the Royal Albert Hall on two occasions together.
Other bands Elaine has played with over the years have been Camborne, Redruth and Pendennis. She took a break from banding for a few years after having their son and joined Lanner on 2nd horn in 2014. Elaine is also our Assistant Chairman and during the day works for a local transport company Conway Bailey as a traffic administrator.