• Band Members

    Band Members

John Cowking - (Conductor)

Conductor John Cowking joined the band in 1967, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He began on Eb Bass and then moved to Tenor Trombone until taking over the role of conductor in 1972. Since then John has led the band at various events in the locality and in 2015 was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours, in recognition of musical services in the Hodder Valley.

Personnel

President

Anthea Hodson

Conductor

John Cowking BEM

Cornet

Barry Bleasdale (Principal)

David Gawthorpe

Catherine Hilton

Richard Horn

Anthony Macquarrie

Harry Mussett

Julie Smith

Flugel Horn

Alison Cowking

Tenor horn

Elizabeth Bowness

Yvonne Lang

Dennis Rogers

Baritone

Cynthia Baxter

Tony Twist

Trombone

John Chadwick

John Smithson

Euphonium

Gwynne Jones

Simon Pollard

Eb Bass

John Caterall

Ken Smith

Bb Bass

David Price