Hathern Band

Hathern Band is a Championship Section contesting brass band in Leicestershire with more than 140 years of history. We rehearse on Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 7:45 to 9:45pm at our dedicated band room on Pasture Lane, Hathern (map).

Musical Director: Lt. Col. Stephen Barnwell

Lt. Col. Stephen Barnwell

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Barnwell was born in Nottingham and joined the Army in 1975 as a trumpet player. In 1987 he became Bandmaster with The Band of The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment having gained the highest marks in the Ministry of Defence examinations for Bandmasters in that year. He has been Bandmaster of the Band of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and Band of the Irish Guards, and Director of Music of The Band of The Prince of Wales Division, The Band of the Irish Guards and the Welsh Guards, forming part of the Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace for the Marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

Stephen became Senior Director of Music Household Division in November 2011 and was in this role for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympic Games.

In 2019 Stephen will begin as Musical Director of Hathern Band.

President: David Newman

David Newman

Coming from a musical family David began playing the cornet at the age of six. During his formative years he successfully auditioned for a position with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, with whom he played for five years. In 1970 he joined the City of Coventry Band on soprano cornet, where contesting sucess took him to the Royal Albert Hall on several occasions. David also played on many broadcasts and recordings, and was a member of the famous Men of Brass under the baton of the great Harry Mortimer.

David was made President of Hathern Band in 2009, and was the Musical Director between 1979-2019 with an impressive contest history including six National Finals with a winning performance in the Second Section Final in 2004.

The players

Front row cornets

Dru Sparks, Leo Parry, William Fairlamb, Stuart Morgan,
Principal cornet Solo cornet Solo cornet Solo cornet

Back row cornets

Ken Powell, Lesley Bentley, Dave Walker, Chris Mulvaney, Stephen Guerin, Rob Fairlamb, Jonathan Stevenson,
Soprano cornet Repiano cornet Second cornet Second cornet Third cornet Third cornet Third cornet

Flugel Horn & Tenor Horns

Mike Wood, Neal Williams, Sam Peak, Jack Brown,
Flugel Horn Solo Horn First horn Second horn

Euphoniums & Baritones

Hannah Peak, Dave Tooth, Adrian Drewitt, Sam Bradbeer,
Principal Euphonium Second Euphonium First Baritone Second Baritone


Alex Bland, John Baum, Joe Dobos-Southgate,
Principal trombone Second trombone Bass trombone


James Kerfoot, Mary Sibson, Steve Hunnybun, Sam Edwards,
Eb Bass Eb Bass BBb Bass BBb Bass


George Baum, Stephanie Harpham, Jeremy Bowman,
Percussion Percussion Percussion