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

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