Jason Sellars

Instrument    Flugel

Early Years

Jason started his musical career singing in his local Somerset village church choir whilst at primary school and also was taught the recorder from the age of six. Once at secondary school, following two false starts on flute and clarinet he finally saw the light and settled on the trumpet at the age of 12 joining Farmbrough Youth Brass Band as a cornet player. He continued playing the recorder however taking Grade 8 at the age of 14 with Grade 8 on the Trumpet accomplished at the age of 15.

Musical Career

Jason joined the Army as bandsman in 1985 aged 16 years 4 months and enjoyed travelling the world for over 30 years making music.  Jason also gained his ALCM in Performance building on his extensive musical experiences.

Jason joined Shrewton Silver Band in 1994 whilst serving with the Army in Tidworth and have played on and off for them ever since, covering everything from Principal Cornet down to Baritone on both concert and contests platforms.  He is currently filling a gap on Flugelhorn.

In 2015, 30 years after joining the Royal Corps of  Army Music,  Jason retired as a Warrant Officer Class One and retrained as Certified DVSA Advanced Motorcycle Instructor and Assessor.

Jason now freelances as a trumpet player and performs with various south west theatre company’s as a Pit Musician for their productions.  Since leaving the Army he has performed Evita, Annie, Oklahoma, Annie Get Your Gun, Sister Act, Phantom, Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, Cabaret and Into The Woods.

Jason also plays and deps with several well established semi-pro Orchestras and Big Bands in and around Bath and the south west region and recently supported Lesley Garrett on her UK Tour – please do look him up on Facebook: Jason Sellars – Trumpeter .