Musical Director: Sam Johnston

Sam Johnston

Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Sam’s first introduction to music was with the 17th Tonbridge Scout and Guide Band, one of the finest youth bands in the country of its kind, which saw him performing at prestigious venues all over the UK and internationally including Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, The Menin Gate in Belgium, Disneyland Paris, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Birmingham International Tattoo.

His development as a player continued with The Band of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, a British Army band based in Canterbury, where he played tuba.

Following a move to Derbyshire in 2017 and making the switch over to cornet, Sam has played with a number of bands including Chapeltown Silver and The Yorkshire Military Band, and was delighted to accept the position of Musical Director for Hathersage Brass Band in September 2019.


Our Players

Principal Cornet Ed Throp
Front Row Cornet Alison Beverley
Steve Paterson
Scott Paterson
Soprano Cornet Vacant
Repiano Cornet Jon Howard
Back Row Cornet Vacant
Flugel Horn Vacant
Solo Horn Emily Oke
1st Horn Tony Bryant
Diane Sharkey
2nd Horn Marion Slater
Solo Baritone Phil Neal
2nd Baritone Vacant
Solo Euphonium Dewi Bromage
2nd Euphonium Gillian Howard
Solo Trombone Ken Mackay
2nd Trombone David Graham
Bass Trombone Vacant
EEb Bass Albert Turner
Vacant
BBb Bass Bob McEwan
Vacant
Percussion Andy Oldfield

Band Committee

Chairman Ed Throp
Secretary Jon Howard
Custodian and Treasurer Ken Mackay
Committee Member David Graham
Committee Member Phil Neal