St Stythians Band

James Burns, Musical Director.

James Burns joined the band in 2008 on Principal Cornet. As a vacancy for Musical Director arose in Autumn that year, James agreed to take the helm in a caretaker capacity whilst the band sought applicants. In this capacity, James proved his own credentials for the job by guiding the band to a runners-up spot at the SWBBA contest, and it was of little surprise when he turned out to be the band's choice of Musical Director when auditions for the role were held at the end of the year. He has previously played Cornet and Flugel for the Illogan Sparnon, St Keverne, Hayle and Soham Comrades bands, and has guided the band to respectable contest placings at the West of England Regional and Cornish Associations contests since his permanent appointment.