Bob - Director of Music and Principal Euphonium
My name is Bob, I am the Director of Music and play principal Euphonium.
I have been playing since the age of eight having been taught by my paternal grandmother in her living room.
One of my favourite pieces of music is the Brass Band version of ‘The Coldstream Colonel’, partly because it is a very good rousing piece of music and partly because it was written by my brother James, who is a Coldstream Guards bandsman.
Jenny - Chairperson - Principal Cornet
Andrew - Bb Cornet
My name is Andrew and I play the Bb Cornet which is Virtuosi gold/silver plated large bore.
I have been playing for forty two years having learnt to play in the School Band, St Johns, Singapore, 1966.
I have also played with Salisbury Community Band.
My favourite pieces are the Severn March and Trafalgar March.
Tony - Tenor Horn
My name is Tony and I play Tenor Horn.
I have been playing since I was eleven years old having learnt to play with the Salisbury Youth Band.
I have also played with Salisbury Air Cadets Band and Salisbury City Silver Band.
My favourite piece is the Slaidburn March.
Alexandra - Tenor Horn
My name is Alexandra and I play the Tenor Horn.
I have been playing for ten years and have been one and a half years with Wilton Royal British Legion Band.
I learnt with Wilton and District Youth Band who I also played with.
My favourite piece is Highland Cathedral.
One of my best/most memorable moments was playing on the quayside when the QEII went on tour and then playing on board before she set sail.
Carol - Baritone
My name is Carol and I play the Baritone.
I have been playing now for five or six years. My daughter taught me to play my first few notes.
My favourite pieces change, but it is usually things I think can play fairly well.
My worst moments are when I suddenly have to play something alone.
Cheryl - First Trombone (Strad)
My name is Cheryl and I play First Trombone (Strad).
I was persuaded to take up the trombone by my son's bandmaster and within three months was playing in the Christmas Concert and haven’t looked back since. All good fun.
In a prior life I played Tenor Sax and Clarinet in a local dance band and have fond memories of the many evenings spent in various clubs, with concerts at The Point and the Southampton Guild Hall.
I will always remember a snowy evening playing a joint concert at the Guild Hall with Joe Loss and his Orchestra when there was a bomb scare and everyone was sent home. Not the usual end to an engagement!
I grew up with brass bands, my father being a band master. Both my sons play euphonium.
Ben - Eb Bass
My name is Ben and I play the Eb Bass.
I have been playing sixteen years in total, one year with Wilton Royal British Legion Band. I learnt with private lessons at Wilton Middle School..
I have also played with Wilton and District Youth Band.
My favourite pieces are Crimond and Jurrasic Park.
One of my best/most memorable moments was playing on board the QEII.
One of my most embarrassing moments was sitting down ready to play and realising that I had left my mouthpiece in my case.
Pat - Percussion
My name is Pat and I play Percussion which includes Bass Drum & Timpani.
I have been nicknaed "Mr.Metronome" (courtesy of J R)
In addition to playing percussion I also play 2nd Cornet, Baritone, Eb bass, Drums [Kit & Bass] Timpani.
I have been playing for some 66 years from age about 12, I was taught by my father, who was a principal cornet player for many years and followed him and my maternal grandfather into brass bands.
Trevor - Percussion (includes Glockenspiel, Piano and Bugle)
My name is Trevor and I play Percussion which includes Glockenspiel, Piano and Bugle.
I have been playing Piano since I was seven, then the organ and other related types of instruments. I have been playing the Bugle since I was fourteen.
I was taught Piano by a music teacher but the Bugle and Brass Instruments are self- taught.
I have also played with The Corps of Drums Society and the Romsey Old Cadets Carnival Show Band.
My favourite piece is the Drummer's Delight.
Elizabeth - Cornet
Graham - Flugelhorn
Greg - Bb Bass
Sandra - Baritone
Tom - Deputy Director of Music