Tom Alcorn (cornet)

Tom started cornet at the age of seven, initially with John Adams at Laureldale Brass Ensemble. At the age of 10 he joined Downshire as a 3rd cornet player and has since played 2nd cornet and more recently solo cornet. 

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Tom took on the feat (or is that feet?) of learning the infamous Mnozil Brass piece, Lonely Boy, which formed part of the band's prize winning performances in Troon and at the Festival of Brass in 2013.  He has completed cornet studies up to Grade 6 and reluctantly sat his grade 5 theory, achieving a lowly distinction for his effort. 

When not practising..., Tom is very keen on sport and has played hockey for his school team, tennis on a regular basis and is only a short step away from being a black belt in Taekwondo.