Mark commenced playing at Lostwithiel Youth Band when he was eight years old and moved to Bodmin Town Band in 1984. Having spent twenty years at Bodmin, initially on cornet and then on tenor horn where he won many awards, Mark moved to Camborne in 2004.
He has been crowned the best tenor horn of the day at Bugle on many occasions and is an established soloist.
Having had many successful and happy years at Camborne, Mark decided to take up a new challenge with Roche Brass in 2012.
Amelia is a qualified music teacher who has taught from ages 6-18 in schools as well as holding some adult education classes. She is currently taking a break from school teaching after having two children. She started playing the horn aged 8 and has taken an interest in musical theory and many different instruments since then.
In 2006 Amelia graduated from The University of Exeter with a Bachelor of Arts degree, BA (Hons), after studying music at the university. During this time Amelia began to develop an interest in conducting. This led her to take a conducting role leading St.Dennis learners and youth band where she was also a playing member at the time. In 2007 Amelia qualified as a music teacher from the Open University and has since began a masters in education with University Bath.
After a short break from work, due to starting her family, Amelia's new challenge is creating a learner group to become part of the Roche Brass organization. This we hope will follow in the footsteps of our senior band, developing into one of Cornwall's leading youth bands.