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Darren Jenkin

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Biographical Info

I started playing the cornet with Penzance Band in 1979 aged 8. I joined Hayle Junior Band at the age of 14 before progressing into the senior band. I joined Pendeen Band in 1987 on 2nd cornet and after a short time started playing solo cornet. Over the years I have also played soprano cornet (very briefly!!), principle cornet, solo horn, flugel horn (for one concert), solo trombone and Eb Bass (for one concert!).

I have also played Bb Bass (don’t think Derek Greenwood was over impressed!), principal tamborine, solo timpani and first glockenspiel at various contests with the band and bass drum at various marching engagements. I had been playing solo euphonium for the last few years and I don’t think I could get a note out of a cornet now if you paid me!

I am married to Susan-Ann and together we have a beautiful little girl called Kerris, who was born in May 2007. I also have an older daughter, Kayleigh and 2 sons, Jonathon and Liam.

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