Back Row Cornets
A brass band has more cornets than any other instrument with 10 being the normal compliment. On the back row a full line up is the Repiano, two seconds and two thirds taking the harmony parts.
Over the top of all this is the soprano cornet, the highest pitched instrument in the band.
Jonathan Skinner - Soprano Cornet
Jonno joined the band in 2007 on back row cornet and has taken on the challenge of the sop part in the last couple of years. Jonno is our treasurer and is also a member of the Sussex branch of CAMRA so can always point us in the direction of a good beer!
Elspeth Hackett - Repiano Cornet
Elspeth joined the band in the summer of 2007 after playing for a band in Croydon for several years. She was 'persuaded' to join us by her husband Matthew who happens to be the current conductor of the band!
Amy Richardson - 2nd Cornet
The first time Amy picked up a brass instrument was in 2005 and after three months of tuition Amy joined the band and went on to win the Most Improved Player of the Year award for 2008. Anyone who wonders whether they can learn to play a new instrument as an adult should take this as proof that is can be done! Amy keeps herself busy with her day job as a solicitor.
VACANCY - 2nd Cornet
We currently have a vacancy on 2nd Cornet. If y0u would like to come along to keep Amy company please contact us HERE
Hilary Lowe - 3rd Cornet
After a long absence Hilary rejoined the band in the summer of 2006. She has been a member of the band on and off for almost 20 years. She has two grown up daughters, one of whom until recently was the band librarian before leaving Sussex to travel around Australia and New Zealand and then returning to take up the position of band librarian again.
Phil Shaw - 3rd Cornet
Phil joined the band in summer 2013 after moving to the area from Andover for work. In his spare time Phil does a lot of baking - we even get to try some now and then, especially when there's a bus trip involved! Phil works in the props industry and his latest claim to fame was creating a Dr Who tardis outside Big Ben to launch the latest TV series with the new doctor.