Started playing at the age of 10
First Band: Newquay
Other Bands played for: RAMC Band, St Austell & Indian Queens
Banding Highlights & Achievements:
During his time in the Army Band John played live on radio’s Friday Night is Music night and travelled extensively including the far east and Germany.
John joined the St Austell Band in 1977 on Principal Euphonium and then Principal Baritone. During this time they won many contests under the direction of Albert Chappell and John won several Best Player awards.
Some of John’s memorable banding moments include winning the Pontins national title and beating the Cory Band at the Yeovil Entertainments contest.