Saltash Town Band

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A few shots of the Band whilst playing at Crownhill Fort on Saturday, 2nd April 2005 - a beautiful (if windy) sunny day, starting the season off with a bang!!


Robert JulianMusical Director: Town Band
Robert Julian
Christy SmithMusical Director: Junior Band
Christy Smith
Robert JulianSoprano Cornet
Robert Julian
Lauren ThomasPrincipal Cornet
Lauren Thomas

Lauren started to play the trumpet when she was in primary school. She played in a number of school and college bands and joined Callington Town Band at the age of 18. She evetually became principal cornet and remained with them until 2013 when she popped over to Saltash Town Band to help out with an engagement and never left!

Lauren has recently completed the BandSafe training through BBE

Rebekah TurnerSolo Cornet
Rebekah Turner
Susan HigmanSolo Cornet
Susan Higman

Susan played a Bugle in The Chesham All Girls Band at the age of 7, following her sister learning the other instruments, until she was 10. She then moved to Plymouth where she joined The Plymouth Ambassadors Youth/Show band, where she learnt the trumpet. After 20 years of not playing Susan joined Saltash Town Band and started on Solo cornet and then moved to 3rd cornet. After a short break she moved to Soprano Cornet and is now full circle back to Solo Cornet.

Susan is also involved with our Training Band and has recently completed the BandSafe training through BBE.

Jane McKaneSolo Cornet
Jane McKane
Liz BurfordSolo Cornet
Liz Burford
Gretchen MelleyRepiano Cornet
Gretchen Melley
Lyndsay Frewin2nd Cornet
Lyndsay Frewin
Steve Ayres2nd Cornet
Steve Ayres
Temujin Townson2nd Cornet
Temujin Townson

Temujin, following his parents footsteps, started learning the cornet with the Junior band in 2017. He started to play with the main band in 2019.

Rhiannon Jones3rd Cornet
Rhiannon Jones
Demelza Green3rd Cornet
Demelza Green
Lowena Powell-Jones3rd Cornet
Lowena Powell-Jones
Sarah HolmesFlugel
Sarah Holmes
Kathy FoxSolo Horn
Kathy Fox
Donna Townson1st Horn
Donna Townson

Donna started to learn the cornet with Saltash Town Band in 1987. She is currently playing Horn. Donna met and married her husband Martyn whilst they were both members of Saltash. They have two sons and a daughter.

Tina Fulcher2nd Horn
Tina Fulcher

Tina started playing on Euphonium at age 14 in Kent.  She joined Saltash Town Band originally in January 1986, and has played on and off, on baritone, euphonium and now horn.

Neythen Powell-Jones1st Baritone
Neythen Powell-Jones

Neythen started playing baritone in late 2018 at the age of 6. He joined Saltash Training Band in January 2019 and has progressed rapidly into both the full training band and senior band. Neythen has great ambitions and would, if allowed, practise instead of going to school!!

Brian Routledge2nd Baritone
Brian Routledge
Hannah KinchentonEuphonium
Hannah Kinchenton
Roger FulcherEuphonium
Roger Fulcher

Roger started playing Euphonium when he was 14 in Kent.  He joined Saltash Town Band in 1984 and, apart from a short break, has played with them ever since.

Graham ChinnEuphonium
Graham Chinn
Andrew KnightEuphonium
Andrew Knight
Christy Smith1st Trombone
Christy Smith
Geoff Hill2nd Trombone
Geoff Hill

Geoff began playing Baritone with Portland Social Centre Band in 1949, where his father was Bandmaster. Progressing to Trombone a few years later at Portsmouth Fire Brigade Band and Southampton Albion Band where he continued his music. Transferring to Liverpool in 1967, he played 2nd Tenor Horn and Cornet with the Cammell Laird Works Band at Birkenhead. On joining Saltash Town Band in 1982, he changed instruments again, this time to Eb Bass. Geoff has stepped in and played Cornet, Horn, Baritone, Side and Bass Drum when needed, but has now returned to his favourite instrument, the Trombone. Now in his 70s he is still one of the Band's regular players.

Mandy Winn2nd Trombone
Mandy Winn
Ali EllisBass Trombone
Ali Ellis
Dillon ChinnEb Bass
Dillon Chinn
Rob InnesEb Bass
Rob Innes
Eleanor StylesEb Bass
Eleanor Styles
Martyn TownsonBb Bass
Martyn Townson

Martyn learnt to play the trumpet while still in primary school. Was introduced to banding and the cornet at about 9 with Saltash Town Band and progressed up the Ranks. He spent many years playing for other local bands and has played most instruments from Sop to Bb bass. He met his wife Donna in the Band and now has 3 chidren who so far he has failed to get interested in playing.

Matthew ThomasBb Bass
Matthew Thomas

From an early age Matt developed outstanding wind but it was not until his late 70's that he learnt to harness these powers through the medium of the long Bb Picolo. Since his career with the German Alpen Horn Society in conjunction with Classic fm and Sesame Street, he has never looked back & has come before us, to stand behind us on his chair at the back of the band

Andy LangPercussion(Kit)
Andy Lang
Alfred ThomasPercussion(Tuned)
Alfred Thomas
Henry ThomasPercussion(Tuned)
Henry Thomas
Tony WilsonPercussion(Timps)
Tony Wilson
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