Gillly has conducted the band for many years now and on occasion will dust off a cornet or horn should the need arise. This usually happens during the frantic caroling season!
Chris has only been with the Band a short while but brings with him years of experience. He is also a talented composer and the Band have enjoyed playing his original pieces.
John is a great musician who also plays Trombone and Bass as well as being an excellent tuned percussionist.
Mike has played in the band since he was a lad, which according him wasn't that long ago.
Jackie has recently returned to the band where she first learnt to play. She also takes the Training Band on a Friday evening.
Roger has played in the band since he was young, although he insists he still is! He also plays for Crediton Town Band
A relative new comer to the band, Julie has joined us having moved into the area from North Wales.
From an extremely
musical family, cornet is only one of the instruments Laura plays.
Another multi talented musician, Molly has joint us after relocating from Cornwall. If you spot a similarity, she has a sister who plays in the band also.
Steve is one of those players that every band needs. Capable of playing anywhere on the cornet line, he is happy to play 3rd providing plenty of experience and depth of tone.
Having played cornet for several years, Dawn has now returned to her instrument of choice, Flugel.
After helping out the band religiously whenever we were short of trombones, which was rather a lot, we are pleased to announce that Johnis now our resident 1st trombone player.
Once a flugel player, after a few years sabbatical, Lyn saw the error of her ways and returned banding. A South Molton girl born and bred the choice of band was obvious
Yes there is a family connection, Carol is married to Gil, our MD. Apparently she plays 1st horn so that she can sit right in front of Gilly and keep an eye on him, or is it the other way round?
Another family member, married to our Sop player the phrase, "If you cant't beat them, join them" springs to mind. That said Lynda has played percussion for us in previous years.
Gary Reed MBE
As a recently retired school teacher he has found that he is able to get to rehearsals on time!
After being introduced to the band by his wife Jackie and serving an apprenticeship on Bb Bass, Simon has moved to Euphonium.
Once an accomplished euphonium player, Clive has migrated his talents to the baritone.
Debs will play anything, as long as its in Eb and big. That said she has been known to try her hand at horn. Stick to the bass Debs we love it.
There are pictures of this man as a young boy wearing and playing the trombone. Ray has recently celebrated 60 years in the band and is not only our Chairman but also Chairman of the SWBBA
After helping out the band religiously whenever we were short of trombones, which was rather a lot, we are pleased to announce that Andy is now our resident principle trombone.
Having got fed up with all the drummer jokes, Geoff has decided that it is time to demonstrate his musical talent and has recently taken up trombone and joined our Training Band.
Simon and Jackie James
Simon is our principle
and Jackie is principal
Jackie also teaches our
Clive is a very talented percussionist and composer and has produced some great pieces which the Band enjoy playing.
Ray Kingdon Philip King
Paul Gilbert Debbie Barker