Triggshire Winds




Triggshire Wind Orchestra was formed in 1984 by the current musical director, Janet Elston with the aim of providing young musicians in the North Cornwall area with the opportunity of ensemble playing and performing.

The orchestra plays a wide variety of music and has regularly performed throughout the County including the Royal Cornwall Show. The ‘Shire of Trigg’ was an old administrative area dating back to the early medieval period and stretches down the north coast from Bude to Padstow whilst also incorporating the inland moorland villages.

The orchestra has also performed at various venues outside the County including West Buckland School, Bristol, and the Isles of Scilly. Triggshire Wind Orchestra and Triggshire String Orchestra have most recently made a tour of London where they played at Southwark Cathedral, Hyde Park and performed for schools in Lewisham.

Triggshire rehearse weekly on a Wednesday from 5 until 6.30 at Sir James Smith School in Camelford. At present we have 45 players ranging from the age of 10 – 18 as well as some adults including Mike Brown and Amanda Bluett from Music Cornwall. We welcome new players from grade 3 upwards.


Name of Ensemble

Triggshire Wind Orchestra


Janet Elston

Director/ Leader Contact Email

Assistant Leaders

Amanda Rice and Anna Minear 

Rehearsal Venue

Sir James Smith’s School, Camelford

Rehearsal Day and Time

Wednesday 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Current Number of Members 40 - 50
Current Age Range of Members 10 - 18
Requirements (Ability/Grade) Grade 3 +
Recent Performances

Rotary Christmas Concert

Joint concerts and tour to Lake Garda with Budehaven Voices and Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra

Forthcoming Performances


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