Steve Smith

 

Instrument   Euphonium

Member Since February 2018

Steve started playing at the age of 10, soon progressing into his home village band which a number of family members had represented since the band formed in 1859 up until Steve left in 2018.  Virtually all of those 50 or so years were spent on the cornet, many on the principal chair and Steve was successful on two occasions in winning ‘Best Soloist’ at Reading and Weston Super Mare contests.

Whilst taking a break from playing, Steve was asked back to help out over a Christmas period on euphonium and says has been trying to master the instrument ever since.

A relative newcomer to Shrewton, joining in 2018 on euphonium, Steve has really enjoyed these early years with the band and hopefully there are many more to come.  “It is a great bandroom with lovely people and a fabulous environment to play in a brass band.”