Stannary Brass Band has raised funds to produce a new CD that is now on sale to the public. Named “A Touch of Brass” the CD costs £7 and can be ordered by calling 01822 854888. Postage can be arranged for an additional £3.
Recording took place in January 2012 over the weekend of 21st and 22nd. The band is grateful to HMS Raleigh for the use of their recording studio and technicians.
Funds have been kindly donated by Mr. G. Skedgell, Tavistock Chamber of Commerce, The Original Pasty House, Babcock, Devonport Royal Naval Dockyard Ltd., the Lions Club of Tavistock, Tavistock Round Table, Devon County Council and TaviNet.
The 2016 SBB promotional video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1kWRGCMyzM
On Sunday 6th April 2003, former member of Stannary Brass Band, Mr. Les Tucker was awarded a Diploma of Honour. The award was presented at the West of England Championships, Riviera Centre, Torquay, “in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the Brass Band movement through the teaching of musicians”. The Diploma was conferred by the Master Wardens and Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. The presentation was made by Mr. Frank Renton, conductor of Camborne Town Band, who were winners in the Championship Section that afternoon. Les was a valued member of Stannary Brass Band where he taught beginners to play and he is pleased and proud to see his ex-pupils continue to enjoy their music in adulthood.
Simon Stevens, former percussionist with Stannary Brass Band, is now working in California. Simon studied composition at the Royal College of Music in London. He was accepted onto a Scoring for Motion Pictures Program at the University of Southern California. Simon’s music has been recorded by ensembles such as the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and Hollywood Chorale.
Former soprano cornet player for Stannary Brass Band, David Gray, studied for a degree with the University of Sheffield and the Open University. He now works as a local music teacher, writes and arranges music, and is part of a band called “The Kingstons”.
Former solo cornet player for Stannary Brass Band, Sam Fisher, is now a successful teacher and Head of Music. Sam studied music at Sheffield University and has played with well-known bands such as Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the Carlton Main.