We have a strong and dedicated core of players at the band but we always welcome new players. A friendly band we welcome inquiries from players of all ages and abilities. We have a thriving training band as well as learner groups in addition to the main band. Please contact Ian on 01594 835223 or 07894 998225
Musical Director: Ian Whitburn
Ian at the "Forest Faddle" in 2011
The band's current Musical Director is Ian Whitburn. Originally from Plymouth Ian moved to the area about 15 years ago. Ian runs an on line marketing company and a web design business as well as being a district councillor. He learned to play the Trombone at an early age with the Laira Youth Band in Plymouth before playing with many local bands and musical groups including playing in pit orchestras at the Palace Theatre and others for many shows. Ian has played in several bands from Kingsbridge in South Devon to Ind Coope Brewery and Ammington in the Midlands and locally for Cinderford. Although he has always enjoyed playing with brass bands, Ian has also played in several big bands and orchestras. Ian has been Musical Director of Kingsbridge Silver Band, Plymouth Brass and Tavistock Town Band as well as taking a few rehearsals at other bands including Ind Coope and Ammington as well as Bodmin and Mount Charles, Ian has returned to the baton with Pillowell and is currently helping the band grow and build a concert repertoire as well as building a band for contesting.