Jason Sellars

 

Instrument     Bb Cornet
Early Years
I started my musical career singing in my 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 finally saw the light and settled on the trumpet at the age of 12 joining Farmbrough Youth Brass Band. I 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.
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I decided that I wanted a musical career and joined the Army as a Bandsman in 1985 aged 16yrs 4ths and enjoyed traveling the world getting paid to do my hobby!!

I started playing with 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 Sop down to Baritone on both concerts and contests platforms.

Thirty years after joining the Army as a musician I retired in 2015 becoming a full time house husband to two boys whilst supporting my wife Jess who is forging ahead in her career as a nurse as Senior Matron at West Mendip Hospital in Glastonbury. I am also a Certified DVSA Advanced Motorcycle Instructor working part time in Amesbury.

I enjoy playing all genres of music and Dep for various Big Bands based in the Bath & Salisbury areas. I also freelance as an orchestral pit trumpet/flugelhorn player with the Salisbury based Musical Theatre Company (MTS) who recently did Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” and “A Christmas Carol” to great acclaim.

Previous Bands
Civilian Bands through the ages!!
Farmbrough Youth Brass Band (Somerset)
Ripon City Brass Band
Shrewton Silver Band
Yeovil Town Band
Kew Wind Orchestra (KWO)
Bath Spa Brass Band
Park Lane Big Band
The DS Big Band

I am extremely pleased to be back full time with SSB filling chairs wherever the need requires.

Other Stuff…
Loves – Motorbikes, Real Ale, Bath Rugby Club and playing music as a hobby again after a professional musical career spanning 30 years. Hates – Contesting!