The 2016/17 Band

Cornet Horn Flugelhorn Baritone Euphonium Trombone Bass Percussion
Billy Fisher
Caroline Jones
David Child
David Littleton
Dom Stevens
Edward Guy
Fiona Pitt
James Dale
Jazz Elliott
Jenna Clarke
Jonathan Shapiro
Marte Hanssen
Paddy Wakelam
Stella Harrison
Steph Browning
Gilly Marcini
Sophie Hart
Zoe Thomas-Buffin
Rosie Ault Barnaby Wilson
Clare Mawson
Mille Carter
Kieran Nash
Mark Cottee
Will Wilkins
Antje Loddeke
Beanie Barnard
Daisy Woodley
Huw Jones
Joe Hartley
Ollie Strong
Will Heaton
Alex Dunfield
Henery Hick
Pete Hammond
Tristan Cockerill
Holly Barnett
Stephen Neath
Torjus Martinsen

Committee 2016/17

Peter Hammond Stella Harrison Oliver Strong Gilly Marcini Patrrick Wakelam Sophie Hart James Dale Jazz Elliott

Musical Directors

Billy Fisher

Billy Fisher began playing the trumpet aged 11 at secondary school. He took part in many ensembles and this is where his love of performing began. After a few years he became a member of Merton Music Foundation and enjoyed a number of years playing there with local musicians and teachers.

In September 2014, he gained a place at Southampton University to study music. This is where he began to play the cornet and flugelhorn as well as learning to conduct.

Outside of university he currently plays front row cornet with Ocean Brass a second section band. He has also played for Wilton and District band and has taken part in the regional stage of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

Currently, Billy is the Musical Director of the Southampton University Brass Band alongside Will Wilkins. He is also the Assistant Conductor of the Southampton University Synphonic Wind Orchestra.

Will Wilkins

Will Wilkins began playing at the age of twelve when he started learning the euphonium at school. He quickly fell in love with the instrument and soon become part of the highly acclaimed Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. He eventually progressed to the very successful County Youth Brass Band, with whom he performed at prestigious venues across Europe. During his time with the band they placed 3rd at the European Youth Brass Band Championships.

In 2012 he also became a member of the local Towcester Studio Band, then in the second section, rapidly rising to become principal euphonium. It was with Towcester that a real love of the brass band movement, particularly the often-dreaded contests, was first allowed to develop.

In the summer of 2014 he was invited to join the prestigious National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, under the direction of world famous conductor Bramwell Tovey. He performed with the band for three courses, and was also a mentor to the National Children’s Brass Band, allowing him to work closely with their musical director, Professor Nicholas Childs.

He moved south in September 2014 to begin a degree in chemistry at the University of Southampton. He then joined Otterbourne Brass, and being part of this ambitious band has allowed him to work with several well-known conductors. He has recently been invited to become a member of Championship section Woodfalls Band.

After a year of chemistry, he realised that this kept him away from his love of brass bands far too much, and he switched courses to study music instead. He began the second year of this course in September 2016.

This has allowed him to follow up a long-standing interest in conducting, and in April of this year he was delighted to be appointed as musical director of the Southampton University Brass Band. He is also the musical director of nearby Wilton & District Band.

The Wall of Shame

This is the place where we offer our condolences to previous SUBB committees.
As the band has only been in existence since November 2007 however, the number of the damned is still, thankfully, quite small.

2015/16 Meg Holgate Mark Cottee Anna Crosby Patrick Wakelam Will Wilkins Stella Harrison Freddie Temperton Billy Fisher
2014/15 Cerys Beesley Meg Holgate Pat Wiriyasubpachai Giles Holbrook Christabel Seall Theo Barfoot Jonathan Sandman -
2013/14 Sean Hines Lottie Graham Catriona Paton Anthony Newington Christabel Seall Lloyd Crowley Cerys Beesley -
2012/13 Sean Hines Lottie Graham William Thomas Kevin Withell Anthony Newington Philip Chapman Tom Gilbertson -
2011/12 Alessandra Farrell Lizzie Kennett Lottie Graham Aleksander Dubas Sean Hines Chris Melling Sam Honeysett -
2010/11 Jacob Povall Matthew Blanchard Rachel Prudden Andrew Lamb Adrian Quarterman Tom Myers Richard Haines -
2009/10 Glyn Steanson Jacob Povall Rachel Prudden Matthew Blanchard Leanne Mcfarlane Tom Myers Richard Haines -
2008/09 David Kelly Jacob Povall Jacob Povall Faye Aspinall Glyn Steanson Harry Foster-Smith Faye Aspinall -
2007/08 Laura Bennett Pete Newbold David Kelly Tom Ellison Pete Newbold Tom Ellison Laura Bennett -