Sam Reed


Instrument   Bb Cornet
Member Since
1998? I joined 16 years ago at the age of 8 when Mark Walker came into Shrewton school and asked if anyone fancies learning.
Early Years
 I then sat on 3rd with auntie Pat for many years dropping my Cornet and getting my mouthpiece stuck! Slowly moved up the ranks and was promoted to the front row and enjoyed my first contest on my 16th birthday at the national finals in harrogate. I then went off and joined bath spa brass band while at uni in bath, but got bored of that and focused more on jazz and trumpet playing and specialised in jazz at uni.
Previous Bands

I’ve played in many bands over the years including Salisbury symphony orchestra, Salisbury area young musicians, bath spa university big band and wind band, opus 20- a Bournemouth based big band, Salisbury community band and Salisbury British legion band during my time at university I have also played with the communicators, prink and temple circus- commercial ska bands gigging on pubs, clubs and festivals around the bristol area. I also took part and performed at the London jazz festival last November.

Currently I play jazz trumpet for Salisbury big band and lead trumpet for the Will Blake big band- a professional function band performing all across the South of England and Wales.

Other Stuff…
Bit more about me… Well I’m one of very few members who live in Shrewton, I’m a qualified swimming teacher and have just started lifeguarding at centre parcs, my mouthpiece collection is worth around 450 quid… Yeah all 4 of them! And I’ve still got the framed certificate that was given to me by Mike for playing at my first contest.

Oh and feel free to check out my website for videos and recordings of me and give me a ‘like’

Can’t beat a bit of promo ;-)