Robert Peppiatt

Flugel Horn Bb

Robert’s hails from Leighton Buzzard and before entering the Salvation Army Training College he was employed by General Motors, where he commenced as an apprentice engineer. On completion of his apprenticeship he served as a Value Analyst then as Technical Training Officer.

At the Leighton Buzzard corps he was the Young Peoples Bandleader. Throughout his banding he has played cornet and particularly soprano cornet. He was a member of the North London Youth Band for some time and was privileged to play under the leadership of both Lt. Col’s Ray Bowes and Ray Steadman Allen. He also assisted with a number of Salvation Army bands in the London area when they were short of a soprano cornet. He was also a soloist at a number of Corps around the UK.

Robert, his wife Zena & their family entered the Training College at Denmark Hill as part of the “Servants of God” session from 1982 to 1984. After Ordination and Commissioning they served in England, Scotland and Wales in Corps, Divisional Headquarters and Territorial Headquarters appointments. They Retired in March 2012 from their final appointment at Nottingham William Booth Memorial Halls Corps.

They have a Son Keith, who is married with two sons living near Motherwell, Scotland and a Daughter Lynsey, who is married with a daughter and son living in Cardiff, Wales.

In addition to playing with Army bands, Robert played for a time with the Cheshire Police Band.

Robert likes most types of music, particularly contemporary Christian music. His favourite band piece is ‘In Quiet Pastures’ by Ray Steadman Allen but he also greatly enjoys the compositions of William Himes.