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Euphoniums and Baritones


Peter May
Solo Euphonium

Peter is no stranger to the big occasion, having performed all around the world, on live television and in some of the largest concert venues and stadiums in the world. Peter grew up in a brass playing family and quickly became proficient across a range of brass instruments, although his first love is for the Euphonium. Peter was a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain in the late '90s before turning professional and joining the Corps of Army Music in 2001. He served with The Queen's Minden Band, The Band of the Blues and Royals and The Band of the King's Division before handing in his notice after fifteen years of service. Peter has played as Principal Euphonium with a range of Brass Bands in this time, including Friary Guildford, Staines, Bedford, Blackpool and Ipswich & Norwich Co-op, before returning to Towcester at the end of his military service. Peter is also a fine jazz trombonist and performs regularly on stage with the Jazz Colossus big band on Tenor and Bass Trombone. Peter is also in demand as a Bugler and plays live on TV each year for the Northampton Saints memorial match and on BBC radio for Northampton memorial service and parade.

David Sykes
Committee Member


Lyn Stoneman
1st Baritone
Contest Secretary

Lyn started playing the cornet at the age of 12 with the Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Brass Band (South Wales). At the age of 17 he was selected to play with and become a founder member of the 'National Youth Brass Band of Wales'. Since moving 'across the border' in 1988, he has been a member of Wolverton Town, MK Brass and joined Towcester Studio Band in October 2012. He 'moved' to the 'Sop' seat in February 2017 just before the Area contest. As of Sept 2018 after discovering the 'errors of his way' - he moved and has now settled playing Bartitone.


Stephanie Martin
2nd Baritone


Brian Hearne
2nd Baritone

Brian started playing trumpet at the age of 12, and after a couple of years moved over to Eb Bass. He joined the army on leaving school and served with The Band of The Life Guards. After his military service he played with various local brass bands namely Moulton 77, Daventry Brass and in 2022 joined Towcester Studio Band. Following a back injury he moved over to baritone in 2023.

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