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Laurence  Peart - Soprano Cornet


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Gary Thompson - Repiano Cornet


Gary started playing cornet at the age of 7 with the Salvation Army in North London.


He then made his way around the brass band playing Euphonium, Bariton, Trombone and Tenor Horn!  He finally settled on tenor horn when he moved to Torquay SA band at the age of 15.


After a short break, he went on to join the Devon Fire Service band on Euphonium before coming to Soundhouse in 2008.


Gary is also the Musical Director of our extremely succeful Training Band.

Mike Cox - 2nd Cornet


Mike started playing the cornet at school and joined his first band, Pangbourne & District Silver Band in the mid 60's.  In 1972 he joined the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and between 1976-2002 played flugel and solo cornet in the Police Band.  In 2002 the Police Band was axed and a new band was formed: Rivieria Concert Brass 'aka' RCB 'aka' Recycled Constabulary Band for which Mike plays flugel horn.  Mike also helps out Tiverton Town band and St Breward Town band when they're short/desperate which he says they need to be!  


Mike is one of the longest standing members of the band and currently enjoys playing 2nd Cornet for Soundhouse


Alice Marks - 2nd Cornet


Alice is 12 years old and starting playing the cornet three years ago after being introduced to the instrument by her primary school teacher, Emma Heard.


Alice enjoys playing with the Youth band and has recently joined the Senior band as a valued member of the back row cornets. She enjoys the challenges of playing more difficult pieces of music in the senior band, especially the test pieces for upcoming contests.


In addition to the practical side of banding, Alice enjoys the social aspects and has made many friends through playing in the Youth and Senior band.

Vacant - 3rd Cornet


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VACANCY - 3rd Cornet


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