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
Greg Morgan

Greg has returned to the fold of Hatherleigh Silver Band after several years away playing with Sidmouth Town Band. We are absolutely thrilled to have him back with us. A full profile will follow shortly.

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.

Repiano Cornet
Adrian Edwards

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.

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.

2nd Cornet
Ciaran Hopkins

3rd Cornet
James Burton

3rd Cornet
Claire Morgan

Claire has has returned with her husband Greg to the fold of Hatherleigh Silver Band after several years away playing with Sidmouth Town Band. We are absolutely thrilled to have them both back with us. A full profile will follow shortly.

Eleanor Holmes

Eleanor started the trumpet at the age of eight and later joined the band as 3rd cornet. She has recently played Repiano cornet and moved up to the front row on Solo Cornet. After a season as a chalet girl in Austria followed by world travels, El has returned to the band until her next adventure!

Lucy Fawcett

Lucy is currently living in the Netherlands with her partner 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.

Jade Brocklebank

Jade has a real talent for the Cornet and plays with the band whenever she is back home in Hatherleigh.


We have vacancies of
Front Row Cornet, 
2nd Euphonium
Bb Bass
and Percussion 
but we
welcome all players.

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