Eb Bass
Robin Wonnacott

Robin is Hatherleigh born and bred and is one of the Bands longest serving members, he joined on 1st March 1966 as a young lad and says the band have been trying to get rid of him ever since!! Over the years Robin has played most instruments but didn't get on with the trombone (arms not long enough).

He is currently an Eb Bass player and is also Deputy Musical Director. He plays a major part in the Bands everyday running and has held most official positions in the band - Treasurer, Secretary and Musical Director, a position he held previously for 18 years and proudly conducted the band at the 1994 National Brass Band Championships at the Wembley Conference Centre in London.

He has recently retired from his role as Branch Manager for Cornwall Farmers (Agricultural Merchants) in Hatherleigh and Holsworthy, he has his hands full with his 5 grandchildren and his hobbies include Gardening, DIY and of course - Making Music.

Robin says the Band is a major part of his life, giving many hours of pleasure, interest and relaxation. HSB would not be the Band it is today without the work that Robin has put in over the years.

Eb Bass
Lou Mitchell

Lou was strong-armed back into Banding in 2008 after moving to Hatherleigh and foolishly mentioning to a player that she'd played brass some 15 years prior as a teenager. She now honestly can't imagine life without the Band, and finds playing Eb Bass the best antidote to an often stressful job as an A&E Consultant.

With her long-suffering non-banding other half and gorgeous son and daughter, Lou lives in a house that's becoming the slowest restoration project in history (blame the long hours patching people up, and then the kids!)

Eb Bass
Mike Isaacs


We have vacancies in the Front Row Cornet section of the band but welcome all players.

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Playing Next

Come and see us at Moretonhampstead for Moretonhampstead Carnival on 23rd Aug

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Meet the players, all from different backgrounds and professions. We welcome new players!

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