Principal Cornet - Andrew Mitchell
Andrew’s musical career began with Carharrack & St Day in 1988 at the age of six from where he moved to Camborne Youth and then to Redruth Town where he was Principal Cornet.
He joined Camborne Town Band in 1998, initially playing cornet, taking the Principal role for a while, but now has a reputation as a fine flugel player and soloist.
After many successful and happy years with Camborne, 2012 saw Andrew relinquish his position to take up a new challenge with Roche Brass.
Solo Cornet - Rob Commons
Rob is a bit of a legend in the Cornish Brass Band scene (so he says), and started playing at a very early age with the St. Dennis Youth Band. He has moved around a bit, having also played with the St. Austell Youth Band, St. Austell, Camborne, Bodmin, and St. Dennis Bands.
As a youngster, Rob won many solo prizes and was one of the most sought after players in Cornwall.
Rob now enjoys his cycling which takes up a lot of his time, and having had a short break from brass band playing, he decided to pick up his cornet again at the beginning of 2013 to join Roche Brass where the commitment better suits his busy lifestyle.
Rob is a valuable asset to the cornet section, being more than capable of sitting comfortably on the front or back row.
Solo Cornet - Chris Leonard
Chris started playing at the age of 7 with St Austell Youth Band. After a few years with St Dennis, he moved to Camborne taking the Principal Cornet Position in 2000. Chris went on to lead the band to 5 appearances at the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall in a period of 6 years before stepping down due to work commitments.
Having made several guest appearances with St. Austell and Camborne bands during his ‘time out’ from banding, Chris joined Roche Brass in 2013.