Steve Harris

Instrument   Bb Cornet

Member Since 2020  

I started playing for my 7th birthday present (other learners not allowed to start until age 8) with Pencoed Silver Band (3rd Section) under my father John Harris.  Progressed into senior band on 3rd cornet gradually working my way up the ranks ending up on Soprano at 17 years of age.  Joined Lewis Merthyr Band (Championship Section) 2 years later enjoying many wins with the band.  1980 I joined The Cory Band and the rest is history! Lucky enough to win many major competitions with Cory but gave it all up in the earl 90’s when moving to the West Country.  Was then coaxed out of retirement and joined Bratton Band and have since played with a variety of bands in the area including Bath, Thornbury, Mere Manor and Corsham before being asked to help out with Shrewton at the areas in 2020.  Enjoyed it so much and was asked to stay. Outside of band, I’m an avid rugby supporter and have been chairman of local rugby club for over 10 years, enjoying the occasional pint of the black stuff.  Run a successful soft drink Business in South Wales and the West Country and has kept Marine Aquariums for 20 years.