Original composition written by E J Williams Snr.
Gareth started his musical career at age 12 when Glynn Thomas reformed the Falmouth Town Band. After rising to Principal Cornet in three years Gareth moved to play with the St Stythians Band, initially on solo cornet and then Flugel Horn. After a short stint on solo Baritone, Gareth moved to trombone.
Gareth enjoyed 13 happy years at St Stythians before moving to the mighty Camborne Town Band where he spent six very fruitful years which included gaining two 1st places and two 2nd places at the West of England Area Championships which qualified the band for the National Brass Band Championships at the Royal Albert Hall. He also performed in six performances at the West of England Bandsman’s Festival at Bugle, each time winning the Royal Trophy.
After taking a short break from banding, he returned to his roots, (Falmouth Town Band had by this time been renamed Pendennis Brass) to become that band’s Musical Director but after 18 months he decided to return to playing and joined the Lanner & District Silver Band where he spent eight years and is delighted to have played Principal Trombone in the three performances that saw Lanner regain Championship Section status.