Meet the Band - HORNS
Stephen Childs - 1st Horn
Edward Colman - 2nd Horn
I joined a brass band when I retired. We had just moved to Verwood and giving somebody a
lift in our car. We were discussing things we would like to have done. I said I’d liked to have
played in a brass band but it was too late now. No it isn’t came the reply. It turned out that she
conducted the training band. She put me in touch with a past band member to learn the rudiments. He
took one look at me and said “the baritone for you” (I suspect it was the only instrument available).
From there I joined the training band and entered one of the most enjoyable aspects of my life. Playing
with a brass band gives me tremendous pleasure. I am lucky to have found Honiton Band, who are a
grand bunch of people. I only wish that I had started to play when I was younger.
Lorraine Pavey - Flugel Horn
I learned to play the tenor horn in Sidmouth Town Band when I was about fifteen and stayed playing with
the main band for several years. About seventeen years ago I was invited to help Honiton Band at a
few concerts and having enjoyed the experience, decided I would like to join the band. After a couple
of years, I took on the job of playing Soprano Cornet and hopefully have improved a lot since, playing
many solos and have recently moved to Flugel Horn. I enjoy playing in Honiton Band very much - I think
the band has a wonderful group of people, especially the committee who manage the band so well. I
also play in Exeter Railway Band and help out in other bands when needed.