Trombones

  1. 2nd Trombone – Morwenna (Mo) Smith

    Morwenna started playing the trombone with the Lanner Brass Academy in April 2011 and quickly progressed to join the Cornwall Youth Brass Band in September 2014, of which she is still a member. Having gained experience, Morwenna is now a permanent member of the senior band where she enjoys playing alongside her brother and parents. In her spare time Morwenna enjoys all aspects of the social side of banding.

  2. Bass Trombone – Paul Faraway

    Paul started playing the cornet in Bodmin Junior Band at the age of 10 and progressed through to the senior band on second cornet. During this time, he played in two Cornwall Youth band courses under conductors Eric Ball and Albert Chappell. In 1977 he moved to Lostwithiel Youth on solo cornet and then changed to solo trombone after Bodmin School band, which he was a founder member of who required trombone players. Paul moved to Mount Charles for a couple of years and then rejoined Bodmin moving onto Bass Trombone. The highlight of this spell was his first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall national finals in 1990 plus trips to the Whit Friday march contests.

    In 1991 Paul moved to St Austell Band, then onto Lostwithiel Brass ’88 and then in 1994 re-joined Mount Charles. This was a very successful time, winning Pontins Prestatyn contest twice, also appearing at the Royal Albert Hall national finals & coming 7th, Yeovil contest plus another fine performance at Spennymoor, the grand shield, on television and on radio. Another highlight of this time was an appearance on the Plymouth Theatre Royal stage in the play “Brassed Off”, as well as playing he “acted in a donkey jacket” alongside Steve Hudson (Full Monty) and other luminaries.

    In April 2005 Paul re-joined Bodmin Band and then in 2007 joined St Pinnock Band.

     

    Paul joined us on Bass trombone in November 2018 from Indian Queens Band where he also had memorable concerts and contests.

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