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.
Craig Chapman - Soprano Cornet
Craig hails from Wales but studied at the University of Salford from 1994-97. This is where he gained his brass band experience under the tuition of John Hudson and David King. He has played his way through most sections of the brass band world. He states his favourite moments were winning the Grand Shield with Cwmaman Institute conducted by John Hudson as well as playing principal cornet at the Wessex Youth Brass Band under Derek Broadbent.
He has had a bit of a break from brass bands over the last 10 years but has been playing lots of trumpet in all sorts of interesting bands and groups from Folk to Funk and lots more.
He loves to produce his own music and has spent many years learning the guitar and setting up his home recording studio. Yes, he is music mad! He even wrote a soundtrack for a BBC film that was broadcast on BBC2 Wales.
Jonathan Skinner - Repiano Cornet
Jonno joined the band in 2007 on back row cornet. 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!
Daisey Jones - 2nd Cornet
Biography to follow
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 is our band librarian.