Emma Heard

Solo Horn
Karen Squire

Karen has been playing since she was 8 years old when she learnt the cornet at primary school. After playing with the orchestra at Okehampton College she joined HSB in 1989. Most seats in the Cornet Section have been occupied by Karen but she has now settled on Solo Horn.

Life is very busy as a Farmer and Financial Adminstrator for an Educational Trust, she is Mum to 3 children and is also a Cub Leader. Hobbies include music, bellringing, eating, drinking, cooking and kids, but can't eat a whole one.

1st Horn
Eleanor Hughes

Eleanor moved to Hatherleigh in 2010 and enjoyed listening to HSB marching past her house. A year later she took up the band's offer of an instrument loan and tuition and joined the band.

She has previously played viola in symphony orchestras and tenor and bari sax in swing, show and student bands and now finds brass banding a lively and fun experience.

She has enjoyed the challenge of learning to play a brass instrument at a slightly older age...! She is a full time vet too!

2nd Horn
Val Isaac

Val started playing at the age of eight years old on cornet with Okehampton Excelsior Silver Band, moving to tenor horn where she played in the solo seat for many years. After being married to Mike Isaac (Eb bass, Hatherleigh) for 24 years, she finally decided to join him in Hatherleigh and is now enjoying a new challenge playing 2nd Tenor Horn.

Val's other hobbies are tennis, walking on Dartmoor and reading.


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

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Playing Next

Come and see us at Hatherleigh Square for Bandamonium Friday Night Brass Group on 26th July

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Meet The Band

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

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