Principal Cornet - Kevin McMorran

Principal Cornet - Kevin McMorran

Kevin began his banding career on the West Coast and had considerable early success. He gained selection in the National Youth Band on four separate occasions and won the Junior Cornet solo title in 1978.

In 1981, Kevin moved to Christchurch where he joined the Woolston Band then conducted by Mervyn Waters. Under the expert guidance of Mr Waters, Kevin was able to gain much success as a soloist both at provincial and national level.

Kevin was selected for the National Band of New Zealand in 1985 and subsequently gained selection for the 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2014 National bands.

In 1995, Kevin was appointed as Principal Cornet of Canterbury Brass. At the National Contest in New Plymouth in 1997, he won the "Shell Soloist of the Year" title.