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.

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 that was totally new to him, but one that provided a new and exciting challenge.

Principal Solo Cornet
Mike Boother

Mike (Peter Pan) now comfortably sits in the Principal chair. He has his own civil engineering consultancy and when not designing bridges he is continuing with his Austin Healey restoration project. He has two children, Thomas who plays French Horn in HM Royal Marines Band Service and cornet with HSB when he can, and Emily, a doctor.

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
Kirsty Heard

Solo Cornet
Kirstie Floyd-Walker

Repiano Cornet
Ciaran Hopkins

2nd Cornet
Richard Howson

2nd Cornet
Jane Fawcett

Jane is our resident 2nd Cornet player. Recently retired from her many years as a Primary School Teacher at Hatherleigh Primary School, Jane's currently so busy she wonders how she had time to teach!

3rd Cornet
Harry Lewis

Harry is Hatherleigh's Junior Town Crier and a keen member of the Hatherleigh Players. He attended training band for 3 years before joining the main band.

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.

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 holds a Masters in Performance from Plymouth University.

Alice has now left the Royal Marine Band service and now follows her new career as a Chartered Accountant.

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.

3rd Cornet
Matthew Crocker

Thomas Boother

Tom used to play both Bass and Tenor Trombone, and Hatherleigh folk will have got used to seeing Tom performing 'acrobatics' in the square since he was just 11 years old.

Thomas is a very keen sportsman and regularly plays football and cricket plus is a keen supporter of Exeter City.

He is now a Bandsman in the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines playing French Horn and is currently in the Plymouth Band based at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, Cornwall. So he is relatively close to Hatherleigh and plays cornet with us when he can.

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.


We have vacancies for       Front row Cornets, Euphonium and Percussionists  but we welcome all players.

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Playing Next

Come and see us at Hatherleigh Square for Cider & Pasty Evening on 1st June

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Meet The Band

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

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