Flixton Band

The Back Row

Soprano Cornet - Tim Brocklehurst

Repiano - Chris Noakes
Chris first started learning the cornet at age 7, with the Manx National Youth Band whilst living on the Isle of Man.  He did reach the dizzy heights of Principal Cornet, but  [more]...

2nd Cornet - Katie Bradley
Katie started playing the Cornet at the age of 10 and joined Stockport Schools newly formed Junior Band [more]...


2nd Cornet - Will Haw

3rd Cornet - Alan Kelly
Alan started his banding career in 1972 when, at the age of 10 he joined Flixton Band [more]...


3rd Cornet - Vacancy


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The Backrow

Flixton's Back Row Cornets pictured before performing at Blackpool, 2017

The Back Row consists of the Soprano, Repiano, two 2nd and two 3rd Cornets. The Soprano is slightly smaller than the other cornets in the band. It is pitched in Eb instead of Bb and plays the highest and ornamental parts. The Repiano Cornet is a very versatile position. The Rep is the player is the leader of the backrow but often also plays alongside the frontrow. The Repiano is a solo seat and the player is expected to play solos and duets often with the Principal Cornet, Flugel or Euphonium. The 2nd and 3rd Cornets are at the core of the middle band. They play the parts at the lower end of the register and are crucial in supporting the balance and rhythm of the music. The 2nds and 3rds often work with the Horns, Flugel and Trombones.