Soprano Cornet
Adam Gore

Adam first started playing the cornet aged 10, and joined the Hayle Town Band very early on. He quickly found himself to be a regular successful participant in local solo and slow melody contests all over his home county of Cornwall.

It was at one particular ‘solo contest’ where he was headhunted to join the Mount Charles Youth Band, one of the most highly acclaimed and successful youth brass bands in the country at the time, which led to progression in to their Championship section senior band where he saw success by winning the regional championships twice and being placed 7th at the National finals at the Royal Albert Hall and high positions on other contests.

Time spent in brass bands fostered a keen drive for music making in Adam and led to him joining the RM Band Service in April ’05 on Cornet and Violin.

After his training, a first draft to the Scotland band saw Adam take part in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Mountbatten festival of music within his first year, and soon after enjoying trips all over the globe. Adam played repiano cornet for Kingdom Brass during his spell in Scotland.

Returning closer to his roots, Adam enjoyed almost two years with the RM Band Plymouth from August 2010, this gave him the perfect opportunity to return to the Mount Charles Band on solo cornet when his commitments in Plymouth would allow, before returning to the Scotland band in April ’12.

During his time in Devon, Adam has taken a new role in brass banding by joining Hatherleigh Silver band on Soprano cornet. A position totally new to him, but one that his provided a new and exciting challenge.

Principal Solo Cornet
Mike Boother

Mike (Peter Pan) now comfortably sits in the Principal chair when he remembers not to sit with the Euphoniums! He has two children, Thomas who plays Bass Trombone and Emily, currently studying Medicine at university.

Assistant Principal Solo Cornet & Bandmaster
Cary Brock

Cary is a local lad who now proudly sits on the front row following recent stints in the Solo Baritone Chair and also on Solo Euphonium. He is also the Bandmaster and keeps us all in order.

He has always played for HSB and believes he always will. Cary works in his own vehicle body shop.

Cary is married and has two young children. Cary also has been given the title of best chest in the band by the ladies!

Solo Cornet/Flugel
Alice Hudson

Alice was introduced to brass banding relatively late. She played the violin from the age of six and began playing the cornet as well when she joined the Royal Marines Band Service in 2009.

She has performed various solos in the Royal Albert Hall on the violin and is currently studying towards her Masters in Performance with Plymouth University.

She first played with Hatherleigh Silver Band in 2016 at the Iddesleigh club which was quite an experience! Since that experience, she has played at every contest and is now a full-time member, playing flugelhorn.

Solo Cornet
Alex Cole

Alex has been playing in the Training band for a couple of years but now plays with the Senior Band. He had his first contest with us in November and attends every engagement with the band.

Repiano Cornet
Adrian Edwards

2nd Cornet
Ciaran Hopkins

2nd Cornet
Jane Fawcett

Jane is our resident 2nd Cornet player. She spends her day as a Primary School Teacher, Mum and house-fairy!! Jane's other hobbies include walking, talking, drinking and eating - not necessarily in that order.

3rd Cornet
Richard Baker

3rd Cornet
Tom Booth

Tom owns and runs the very popular One Market Street Cafe in Hatherleigh with his partner Hannah. He also likes to run long distance, with some very good times in recent events. Previously a trumpet player, he has switched to the cornet very successfully and supports our back row cornet sound brilliantly.

Lucy Fawcett

Lucy is currently living in the Netherlands with her husband and teaches at a Primary School there. She is often back in Hatherleigh to visit her Mum and Dad and always plays with the band when she can. She only took up playing brass in 2012 but is an accomplished musician on the Viola.

3rd Cornet
James Burton

Solo Cornet
Rhys Warner

Having begun to learn the cornet aged 8 following in the footsteps of his dad Rhys played in many ensembles including the championship section band Medway Brass Band.

Having declined an offer to study classical Trumpet at Trinity Laban Conservatoire he instead joined the Royal Marines Band Service on French Horn. After performing at many prestigious venues around the world, Rhys has enjoyed getting back into brass banding and won his first ever contest with HSB in March 2018.


We have vacancies for Front Row Cornet, Trombone and Euphonium but we welcome all players.

Click here for more info

Playing Next

Watch this space for upcoming events

Click here for engagements

Meet The Band

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

Click here meet the band