Hannah Copes (principal cornet)
Hannah started playing the cornet in 2007 under tuition in Carrickfergus Grammar School and Third Carrickfergus Junior Band. She is continuing her musical studies in Queens University, Belfast through a BMus (Hons) degree where she enjoys focusing on performance and composition. During her musical career, she has had the pleasure of playing with Fodens Band and members of the Cory Band as well as having the opportunity to be playing under the baton of Mike Fowles, Richard Evans and Steve Sykes.
In her free time she likes to play piano as well as accompanying and teaching. She also dabbles a little bit in photography.
She took up the role of Principal Cornet with Downshire in May 2014 and looks forward to working with the Band in the next stage of its exciting journey.