Stannary Brass Band’s musical director is Mr. Peter Jones. Peter started his musical career aged 12 in Hartlepool, on the North East coast of England. By the time he was 14, he was playing with the Town Youth Brass Band and wind-band. The brass band had several tours in Europe and progressed to the National Youth Brass band finals at the Royal Albert Hall. Peter also played with the Northern junior wind- band.
In 1974 he joined the Army as a junior musician and in 1975 joined the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards), with whom he performed on many Royal Parades including the Trooping of the Colour and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
During his army service he performed in all of the major concert halls in London and several times on ‘Friday night is Music night’, once as a featured performer. At the Royal Military School of Music he was fortunate to have been taught tuba by Patrick Harold, then principal tuba player of the RPO and now with the LSO. At the end of his course, Peter appeared at the Albert Hall in a televised duet supported by the Phillip Jones Brass ensemble – a real highlight of his career.
Peter is a full time teacher and conductor of Stannary Brass Band, Devon Youth Brass Band, Blowzone Wind Band and Ivybridge School Wind Band.