Bugle Silver

History

The Bugle Silver Band was formed in 1868 at the village of Bugle in Mid Cornwall making this year its 150th anniversary. It had a very successful period after WW2 and won many prizes including a high placing at the Belle Vue Contest. The band entered section C at the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival at Bugle for the first time in 1964 and achieved 2nd place. In 1969 the band débuted at the West of England Regional Championships at Bristol and won the third section by 9 clear points qualifying for its first National Final. This heralded a very successful period for the band which competed at the National finals in the Second section 3 times and locally in the first section (now the Championship Section).

It has competed at the National 3rd section finals on a number of occasions, the most recent being 2009. In the intervening period, the band drifted between 2nd and 3rd sections and many players progressed on to Championship bands. The band has been rebuilding for the last two years under their current Musical Director Steven Osborne, former principal euphonium in the Championship Section with the Bodmin Town and St Austell bands. Under Steve, the band has won the third section at the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival for the last two years and gained 3rd place out of 18 bands at the West of England Regional Championships this year in the 3rd section to be invited to the 2018 finals.


Principal Players

Principal Cornet - David Jane
Soprano - Ian Powell
Flugel - Leanne Osborne
Solo Horn - Sophie Abraham Minister
Solo Euphonium - Gary Thomas
Solo Trombone - Helen Teague
Solo Baritone - Kerry Addison
Principal Eb Bass -- Jake Bristow
Principal Bb Bass - Geoff Pedlar

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