Musical Director

Glenn Hayter


Glenn’s musical career started, like so many in the Brass Band world, in the Salvation Army and at the age of 7 he learnt to play the cornet.  Over the years he progressed, playing virtually all the instruments associated with a Brass Band and finally ending up on euphonium.

Throughout his younger days he never missed an opportunity to play in local orchestras and youth bands including the school band, where he excelled.

After leaving school Glenn decided to further his musical career by auditioning for the Metropolitan Police Military Band. During his 13 years with the band, Glenn was selected to attend Drum Major’s course with the British Army which led to promotion as Drum Major, being responsible for all marching engagements, including various marching displays. His involvement with the band included many concerts and tours all over the country and abroad, including State Openings of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, BBC Listen to the Band and Friday Night is Music Night, as well as many recordings.

During this time, Glenn did not neglect the Brass Band world and when time permitted, he continued playing in local bands as a soloist, Drum Major and spent 9 years as a Musical Director winning many contests.

With all this wealth of experience, Glenn finally decided to devote his time to conducting and gladly accepted the challenge of training and developing the Cobham Band in September 2013.