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Harry Hullett (b. 1867) - Soprano Cornet, Kettering Town Band

Mr. Harry Hulett was born at Bedford on Sept. 9th, 1867. He began his musical studies under Mr. Randolph Ryan when about sixteen years of age and joined the Kettering Town Band as 2nd cornet player about the time that gentleman accepted the position of conductor. When Mr. Ryan some years later gave up the soprano to play solo cornet, Mr. Hulett was asked to take that instrument, on which he has acquitted himself with the greatest success.

He is an ardent contestor, and no one is more happy than he when on the contest field. I append a few out of the many complimentary remarks awarded to him by different judges: Mr. Stead at Althorp contest: "Soprano excellent," Mr. Ainsworth at Gretton: "A well-trained soprano," Mr. Barker at Oldbury: "Soprano played his solo in a thoroughly artistic style." Messrs. Stead, Hames, and Jackson at Stanwick: "Soprano splendid tone and a treat to listen to." The above speak for themselves and undoubtedly place Mr. Hulett upon the highest pedestal for soprano playing in the Midlands.

He has refused several good offers from contesting bands in the district, and has stuck loyally to the band with which he started his career. He is of a most generous nature and is always ready to lend his services to any band which may be placed in difficulties.

(Report published in 1893)