Horn Section

Solo Horn

  • Paul Bridgeman

First Horn

  • Terry Bastyan

2nd Horn

  • Amy Coates
  • Laura Machin

For info see Jill Machin in the “Bass section”

  • Gerry Stuckey:

I starting learning cornet when I was 10 joining a great group of youngsters in the training band in Portishead where I grew up. I moved into the main band of Portishead Town Band (then known as the Electricity Club Band) a few years later where I had my first taste of contesting (Four Little Maids)

In the early 1990’s my teaching career took me to Wiltshire. Being new to the area I joined 2 local village bands, Amesbury Town Band and Shrewton Silver Band as an enjoyable way of meeting new people and seeing the local area. I was lucky enough to be a member of Shrewton Silver Band as it rose from the 4th Section to the 1st Section nationally. My best banding moments were playing in 2 National finals in Harrogate with the band. We didn’t do particularly well on either occasion but it was a brilliant experience!

Another highlight was meeting my husband John through banding when we both played for Shrewton Silver Band.

John and I were lucky enough to join OSMSB in 2017 when we moved to Devon from Salisbury Plain. Once again it has been a fantastic way to meet new people and discover the delights of Devon.

Flugel Horn

  • Katherine Cooper