Robert Venables, Cornet

Robert Alan Venables is one of the top freelance trumpet players in Canada. As an orchestral musician he has held principal trumpet positions with the Hamilton Philharmonic, Ontario Place Pops, Orchestra London and Windsor Symphony. He has also performed extensively with the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company. His beautiful orchestral sound lends itself perfectly to the score of Phantom of the Opera where he was principal trumpet for ten years.

As a Salvation Army musician, Robert has been fortunate to be a member of the Canadian Staff Band (Solo, Soprano Cornet, Soloist), The Earlscourt Citadel Band (Principal Cornet, Soloist), and The North York Temple Band (Principal Cornet). As a soloist and conductor he has travelled to every major city in Canada as well as Pasadena, Santa Ana, Portland, New York, Helsinki, Stockholm, Orebro, Oslo, Likoping, Boras, Goteberg and Malmo. While very busy in the Army, Robert’s career has flourished and he can be heard regularly on radio and television.

His work with the Hannaford Street Silver Band (Soprano Cornet, and more recently Principal Cornet) has brought him in contact with many prominent conductors and musicians such as Robert and Nicholas Childs, Ifor James, Edward Gregson, Bramwell Tovey, James Watson, Philip Smith, James Curnow and Elmer Iseler.

Robert, his wife Rhonda and their six children live in a country home in Holland Landing and lead a busy life serving their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


Listen to Robert in his Sound Room


Sound Room Featured Artists

Norman Engel
There are 5 samples to choose from featuring Norman Engel on Cornet and Bill Way on piano.

Robert Venables
There are 3 samples to choose from featuring Robert Venables on Cornet accompained by the North York Temple Band of The Salvation Army.

The Hannaford Street Silver Band
This is a short video clip which really features the sound of the Sparx Cornet Mouthpiece.