Front Row Cornets

Principal Cornet - John Pacey

ImageJohn started to play the cornet at the age of 12 and by the time he was fourteen he was a founder member of Brackley & District Band.

Also at this time he joined the Northants County Youth Band with which he enjoyed many overseas tours, including the USA, where he met his wife Jacqui, who was also in the band.

John went from Brackley to Rushden Windmill Band & later joined the Kibworth Band in 1977. In 1979 John joined the William Davis Constuction Group Band, where he remained for 14 years with success in major band championships under John Berryman and Keith Wilkinson.

John then joined the GUS Band for a successful six years before signing up with the Harborough Band playing flugel horn along with Jacqui and his daughters Sam and Jenna.

John's hobbies are watching Leicester City and playing golf. He also plays the trumpet in a local band, Dr Marshall's Remedy.

Solo Cornet - Keith Langdon

ImageKeith is a new recruit to the band this year. His details and photo will appear here when available.

Solo Cornet - Maisie Nazzal

Solo Cornet - Maggie Betts





Soprano, Repiano and Flugel

Soprano - Chris Massingham

Flugel - Darren Harris 

Repiano - Diana Randle

Back Row Cornets

2nd Cornet - Rob Stark

ImageRob is one of the 'Kettering Gang' at Harborough Band. He joined full-time in 1995 after some part-time playing during his breaks from university.

His interest in music began at the age of about 7 when he joined a local marching band in Kettering, the 'Royal Blues', playing the Trumpet. During his school years he progressed to Grade 5 Cornet and also played the Organ on which he passed Grade 2. (He also passed Grade 1 Violin, but doesn't like to talk about it!!)

In 1988 Rob joined the Northamptonshire County Youth Brass Band, working his way from 3rd cornet to repiano, enjoying several years of playing at many major venues in the UK and touring places like Germany and Austria.

He also played in the Earls Barton Silver Band for about 3 years before permanently joining Harborough on Solo Cornet. From the beginning of 2001 he has moved to his current position on 2nd Cornet following a reorganization that has produced "a cornet section I am proud to be a part of".

2nd Cornet - Brain Liepelt

3rd Cornet - Geoff Holah

3rd Cornet - Vacancy

Tenor Horns

Solo Horn - Dylan Richards

1st Horn - Jacqui Pacey

2nd Horn - Vacancy

Euphoniums and Baritones

Solo Euphonium - William Borman

2nd Euphonium - Paul Humprey
1st Baritone - Mick Hensman
2nd Baritone - Vacancy



Solo Trombone  -Andy Chadwick


2nd Trombone - Alistair Peak

ImageAlistair started playing the trombone at secondary school, then started Brass Banding in 1981 when he joined the Kennington Band. He subsequently went on to play with the Brackley Band, Wind Bands and a Dance Band. For over ten years he has played in the orchestra for the Oxford Gang Show.

He joined the Harborough Band in 1995.

Alistair lists his hobbies as Mountaineering, climbing and gardening.

Bass Trombone - Stuart Grainger

Image Stuart (son of Steve) is a multifaceted player who also dabbles with percussion. A recent vacancy and the development of our new percussion section has seen Stuart move onto Bass Trombone. Also a Salvation Army player, he fits his playing round baking bread in Sainsburys in Kettering for all those hungry peoples sandwiches.


Eb Bass - Steve Orton

ImageSteve is the longest serving playing member of the band, having played since 1979.

He is a regular fund raiser, and is always looking for new ways to earn money for the band, particularly at present as we are trying to raise money for our new band room.

Eb Bass - Sarah Borman

ImageSarah learned to play the cornet at the age of 10 and soon moved to tuba.

Mr Graham Lacey tutored Sarah during her time at Pilton School and North Devon College. She played with the various school orchestras and the local music centre.

Sarah progressed through the Devon Youth Music groups taking up a place in the County Youth Orchestra. During her time with the orchestra she performed at the Albert Hall playing 'The Last Night' of the junior prom and at the Festival Hall as part of a massed orchestra of 2000 musicians.

Sarah has played with the Barnstaple Concert band during her time in Devon. She also played with the Snowdon Colliery Band whilst in Kent on industrial placement from university. Following her graduation she gained employment with Bestfoods and relocated to Market Harborough in 1998. She plays Eb Bass, and also serves on the committee.

During her first Christmas with the band Sarah 'met' fellow band member William Borman, who is now her husband. They were delighted that band members were able to travel to Devon for their marriage and that Musical Director Mr Chris Groom was able to play as Sarah walked down the aisle.

Bb Bass - John Clarke


 Bb Bass - Derek Wadey

ImageDerek is another recent and very welcome addition to the band, as our Bb bass section had been sorely lacking for some time!  He took a little persuading to join, but is now very happy he did and is doing a great job boosting the lower end of the band.

His picture and more details will appear shortly.


Percussion - Sarah Winslade

Percussion - Vacancy