The band operates an “Open Door” policy, and as such all players are welcome. However, players for the contest band are chosen at the discretion of the Musical Director.

Front Row Cornets

Lynne Cole

Principal Cornet

Lynne has been playing principal cornet since 2010

Dave Lewis

Solo Cornet

Dave has played with many of the top bands in the country throughout his banding career

Haley Gentle

Solo Cornet

Haley is bumper up to Dave - the powerhouse of the front row but with a sweet tone

Jenni Hughes

Solo Cornet

Jenni is our environmental warrior and, as our tame Northerner, she really knows how to play

Ben Taylor

Solo Cornet

Ben's excellent style has been described as "relaxed" and elegant by Roger Webster

Aaron Thomas

Solo Cornet

Aaron's Salvationist background has informed his stylish and excellent playing

Back Row Cornets

Paul Bosworth

Soprano Cornet

Paul is a superstar and such a beautiful player

Louise Young

Repiano Cornet

Louise is another Northerner who has been with the band for 10 years

Tamsin Dickenson

Second Cornet

Tamsin has progressed up from the Training band to be a talented player in the main band

Nick Jerram

Second Cornet

Nick has recently Joined the band and is one of our versatile, multi-instrument players

Chrissie Jerram

Third Cornet

Chrissie has recently joined us to help bolster the third cornet position with her skillful low range playing

Gerard Farrell

Third Cornet

Gerard's full rich tone brings out the harmonies that characterise a brass band


Anna Murray

Flugel Horn

Anna's exquisite playing is a joy to listen to

Alan Couch

Solo Horn

Alan is one of our versatile multi-instrumentalists, always playing with exquisite tone and style

Mick Mayo

First Horn

Mick has been the powerhouse of the horn section for three years, previously being in the tuba section

Tom Pughe

Second Horn

Another environmental warrior in the band, Tom plays with great power and subtlety


Ray Fenner

Second Baritone

Ray specialised on the Baritone and has been the Band Manager for six years


First Baritone

Georgia has recently joined than band after a break from playing and we are excited about what she can bring to enhance the band


Paul Miller

Principal Euphonium

Paul has played as principal euphonium in bands around the country since moving to Birmingham to study physics at university

John Bunyan


John has been a specialist euphonium player for thirty years and is a published author


Sam Crook

Principal Trombone

Sam is an exceptional player who is equally at home in the jazz world as in the brass band family

John Ide

Second Trombone

One of our versatile players - equally at home on the trombone, tuba or baritone

Duncan Futter

Bass Trombone

Duncan provides the guts to the band sound, effortlessly creating the distinctive bass that defines a good brass band



Eb Bass

Rhys is as comfortable on the cornet as he is on the tuba. An excellent technician with a full, quality sound


Eb Bass

Chris has recently joined the band to enhance the Eb bass line. A thunderous sound that creates a foundation for the band to rest upon

John Lee

Bb Bass

John has been the solid foundation of the band for many years.


Matt Ide

Percussion and Kit

A superbly talented percussionist, Matt drives the rhythm section to produce the brilliant tones that brass alone cannot produce.

Margaret Herron

Tuned and Untuned Percussion

Margaret's skills on tuned percussion is second to none. She provides colour and tone to the band in a subtle, nuanced manner

Martin Hissey

Tympani and Untuned Percussion

Martin's drive on the tympani is legendary. He is a member of the Pandemonium Drummers who had such an iconic role in the London Olympics