Jonathan Evans

Jonathan joined the ISB in September 2000, and currently also plays in the Hendon Band. Previously, Jonathan was at the Chalk Farm Corps in London where he was a member of the band for 28 years including 10 years as Bandmaster.

By profession, Jonathan is an accountant and works in the city of London for a clothing manufacturer.

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Nigel Hills

Nigel joined the ISB in 1988, and has the distinction of being the current bands longest serving cornet player. He auditioned for the band under Bandmaster Ray Bowes, and has played under three bandmasters – Bowes, Redhead & Cobb.

Nigel has been Bandmaster at the Harpenden Corps for 21 years.

He is a qualified accountant and his day to day job is Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of Salvation Army Housing Association.

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Martyn Bryant

Martyn joined the cornet section of the ISB in 1999. His Salvation Army background has always been associated with the Bristol Easton Corps, where he has been principal cornet since 1971.

Other responsibilities at the ‘Easton’ corps have included Deputy Bandmaster (25 years), and Songster Leader (12 years).

Martyn by profession is a self-employed stationary distributor.

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Kevin Coates

Kevin joined the ISB in September 2004 on the cornet bench. Originally from Worksop, Kevin, along with his family, have been at the Croydon Citadel corps for some years, where he served for a time as Deputy Bandmaster.

Professionally, Kevin was a musician in the Coldstream Guards for 30 years reaching the rank of Senior Band Sergeant Major. He was recognised for his service in 2001 with an MBE, awarded by Prince Charles.

Kevin Serves the ISB as Band Manager.

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