Euphoniums/ Baritones

Ray Lloyd (solo euphonium). Ray is from Hereford and learnt to play at school. Ray fine tuned his playing abilities at the Royal Marines School of Music, serving then as a Royal Marine Musician. Ray played for many years in the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Band and also served as a Police Inspector on this force. Ray enjoys many things including being a football referee and FA referee instructor. Ray also plays viola and bass drum. He is the Chairman of our Band.

Des Law (euphonium). Des was born in Portsmouth and learnt to play at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Ipswich. Des spent 10 years in the Royal Marines Band Service serving at Deal and HMS Raleigh. Des spent many years playing in the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Band whilst serving as a police officer. Other bands which Des has played for include Saltash, Launceston and Okehampton Excelsior Band (where he was also the musical director). Des likes camping, motorcycling and listening to music. He is the Deputy MD for RCB.

Fred King (first baritone). Fred was born in Torquay and is now a retired entrepreneur known by everyone in Torquay. Fred learnt to play at Torquay Salvation Army where he is still a member. Fred has played for Torbay Brass Band, Bay Brass and RCB. He lists his hobbies as bowling, swimming and charity work and considers himself a general dogs body in helping everyone.

Sue Leaman (2nd baritone). Sue grew up in the Totnes/ Dartington area. She learnt to play clarinet whilst at KEVICC but had to stop when she moved to London to train as a nurse. After moving back to Devon, Sue’s son started learning with Totnes Town Band and Sue thought she would give it a go too. Sue has played with local bands ever since.

Chris Sanders (2nd baritone). Chris started learning the trumpet at the age of 10 and has been picking it up and putting it down ever since. He always enjoyed watching his Grandad, Geoff, playing with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Band and RCB and after a concert with RCB, his Grandad suggested he pick up the trumpet again. Chris started coming along to alternate Wednesday rehearsals and after a change of instrument was suggested, Chris fell in love with the baritone. Chris is a member of Torbay Police and Community Choir and his hobbies are rowing, performing and watching theatre and a love of steam trains (big or small).