Principal Cornet - Kayleigh Mitchell
Kayleigh started playing at the age of seven with St Dennis Band. She held the principal cornet position in their Senior and Youth Bands, leading them both to many contest wins; the latest being the National 2nd Section Final. Having won many ‘Best Soloist/Player’ prizes with St Dennis, she has also had many solo contest successes.
Kayleigh was also principal cornet of Cornwall Youth Brass Band and a member of The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. In March 2006 she passed her ABRSM Grade 8 Exam and joined Camborne Town Band.
After several successful years at Camborne, Kayleigh joined Roche Brass in 2012.
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.
Solo Cornet - Mark Leigh
Having started with Carharrack & St Day at the age of seven, in 1983, Mark moved via Lanner and Bodmin Town to Camborne in 1993. After a couple of years back at Bodmin he returned to Camborne in 2001.
He has been Principal Cornet of Cornwall Youth Brass Band and narrowly missed becoming Principal Cornet of The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain when a second audition placed him in second position.
Mark suffers from mild asthma which the breathing techniques required in playing a brass instrument helps him to control. Mark is a Senior Officer in the Health Service.
After many successful and enjoyable years at Camborne, Mark joined Roche Brass in 2013.