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!
Mike has played in the band since he was a lad, which according him wasn't that long ago.
A relative new comer to the band, Julie has joined us having moved into the area from North Wales.
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.
Jackie has recently returned to the band where she first learnt to play. She also takes the Training Band on a Friday evening.
From an extremely
musical family, cornet is only one of the instruments Laura plays.
Patrick is one of our
excellent back row
players with lots of
experience and has
in several bands
before joining us,
Roger has played in the band since he was young, although he insists he still is! He also plays for Crediton Town Band
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 John is now our resident 1st trombone player.
Once a flugel player, after a few years sabbatical, Lyn saw the error of her ways and returned to banding. A South Molton girl born and bred the choice of band was obvious
Gary Reed MBE
As a recently retired school teacher he has found that he is able to get to rehearsals on time!
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.
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.
John is a great musician who also plays Trombone and Bass as well as being an excellent tuned percussionist.
Clive Thomas, Sue Oldfield
& Geoff Miller
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.
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.
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.
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