Solo Baritone - Rachel Hawkey
Rachel started playing at the age of 5 with St Pinnock Youth Band on cornet and soon moved into the senior band.
After only a couple of years, she moved onto bass where she stayed for another few years and played with St Dennis Youth Band until she herniated a disc in her spine from sporting activities. For this reason she moved to a smaller instrument, the euphonium, where she held the principal euphonium seat for St Pinnock until 2013.
Whilst at St Pinnock, Rachel helped them to achieve promotions from the 3rd section up to the 1st section. From the age of 16 to 19 Rachel also played with the Mount Charles Youth Band and won various solo prizes at local contests.
Rachel left St Pinnock at the beginning of 2013 to concentrate on her studies, and joined Roche Brass where the commitment suits her and her busy lifestyle well.
Rachel is a recently qualified Midwife.
2nd Baritone - Clive Bunt
Clive spent the majority of his playing career with Bodmin, with a couple of stints at St. Breward and Lostwithiel before joining St. Pinnock Band where he spent about 5 years on Euphonium and Baritone.
He is a true bandsman and also one of the most versatile members of the band having played most brass instruments throughout his career, and always produces a very sweet sound on whichever instrument he picks up.
After helping Roche at the West of England Bandsmen's Fesitval in June 2014, Clive decided to make the move a permanent one in August 2014.