A large part of my life revolves around brass bands. I bought this beautiful instrument (a Besson Sovereign cornet) with some inheritance money back in 2000, and it has served me well. I employ it with gusto every Monday and Thursday at my Carlton Brass rehearsals, where my musical abilities are tested along with 25 other brass banders.
I love it. I know it’s not the most modern or exciting hobby, but there’s something about making music in a brass band that really appeals to me.