Percussion

  1. 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 Naval Military Bands, Jazz Bands, Big Bands and Orchestras. Has entertained HM The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. Played at the Royal Tournament in Earls Court and travelled from Gibraltar to Morocco to represent the RN at a French Embassy Remembrance Ceremony playing the Bugle. Max started playing Percussion 18 months ago and is enjoying the new challenge. He joined Lanner and District Silver Band in 2007.

  2. Kit/Tuned/Timpani – Reuben Hesser

    Having only joined in January of 2018, Reuben is the newest and youngest member of the band. Learning drums from the age of 8, Reuben played for Pendennis Brass for 3 years before moving to Lanner. He is also a percussionist for the Cornwall Youth Brass Band, playing at his first course in Christmas 2017. In his spare time, he enjoys playing drums and percussion in various different groups and one day hopes to play professionally as a theatre pit percussionist.

  3. 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 with several symphony orchestra as well as work with the National Theatre and the Royal Opera. In parallel to his playing activities Seán has been making professional timpani mallets for over 40 years, and some can be heard on the soundtrack to the first Star Wars movie, being played by Kurt Hans Goedicke, principal timpanist with the London Symphony Orchestra.

    In 1991, seeking a change of pace and surroundings, Seán took up a full time percussion teaching position with Cornwall Music Service, retiring two years ago. Seán is still very active musically; as well as playing with Lanner Band he is co-founder and musical director of Truro School of Samba and is director of music and dance for the City of Lights procession in Truro. When he has time he also sings bass with Truro male choir.

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