Solo Trombone
Robert Barkwell

Robert is a local lad. He rejoined the band in 2003 after a long break from banding. Robert has his own plumbing business in Okehampton. In his few minutes of spare time, Robert is a great Rugby supporter and works hard locally in this respect.

Bass Trombone
Tim Williams

Tim picked up his first Trombone pre 10, learning in Brass Bands in Hampshire and at Trinity College of Music before having a 30 year break exploring the finer points of beer and Rugby. After moving to Devon in 2014, he was persuaded to join in with the Northlew band (the only (and oldest) remaining village silver band in Devon) where he still plays and is ‘in charge’ of the beginners and training band, and joined Hatherleigh in late 2017.

He’s always wanted to play the Bass Trombone and has been given the chance thanks to Thomas joining the Royal Marines for which he’s very grateful. Tim works as a portfolio FD, he hopes you won’t hold that against him, and also has an interest in the Crossways at Folly Gate and is Co-Chair of Governors for the Okehampton Federation.

Thomas Boother

Tom plays 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 has just joined HM Royal Marines Band Service and will be leaving us in September to start his training and his new exciting career. We wish him every success and will miss him.

Elliott Green

Elliott started playing trombone at the age of 10 at his local Nottingham band, and has gone on to play at various levels across the country due to studying engineering at the University of Leeds, and now working in London.

The highlight of Elliott's playing career has been playing with the Carlton Main Frickley band. He has also sat on all 3 trombone seats in the Harrogate Band, Hucknall and Linby Brass and the National Methodist Youth Brass Band, occasionally playing euphonium in the latter two bands as well.

Elliott has played regularly with Hatherleigh Silver Band since the 2016 areas, playing trombone and on one occasion baritone.

Elliott is currently a design engineer for installing automatic trains on the London Underground, working in Canary Wharf and living in East London.

Martha Fawcett

Martha has been away for the last three years studying for her Medical Degree which she achieved with First Class Honours and is now following her clinical training in London. She plays with the band whenever she visits home in Hatherleigh.

Hatherleigh folk will be more used to seeing Martha singing Classical pieces – and what a wonderful singer she is. She started to play the Trombone in 2006 in the Training Band and has proved to be a very capable player since coming into the Senior Band and plays other instruments too. Her hobbies include Riding and Music.


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