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Fakenham Town Band


Principal Cornet - Peter Dixon

Peter started banding in 1985 with Fakenham Town Band.

Since then he has played on Bb cornet for most of the time, the majority of which was in the principal seat, which he returned to in 2015 after occupying a numer of different seats over the years. Various personnel changes have given Peter the opportunity to play instruments from flugel, horn, soprano, baritone right through to trombone and tuned percussion. Wherever Peter sits in the band, that section 'sings'.

He enjoys the friendly atmosphere in Fakenham Town Band, especially as it is sociable and family-oriented. Previously, Peter played with a function band, Soul Traders, playing trumpet and singing. Peter particularly likes big band music, but his most memorable occasion was the band playing at his wedding.

Peter is gifted with perfect pitch (he can name any note he hears without a reference note) and this has come in useful on many occasions.

Peter laughs when he recalls the first time he play principal cornet in an East Anglian Brass Band Association contest. When getting ready to play, his music stand fell off the edge of the stage into the display of trophies on the table below - Whoops! We can't remember him laughing at the time though!


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