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Nigel Seaman


Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator

Nigel Seaman

Contact details

3 Garth View Bedwas Caerphilly CF83 8EW

Email: nigel_seaman@hotmail.com

Home: 02920 851198
Mobile: 07779 329446

More about Nigel

Nigel Seaman is a busy freelance conductor, teacher, brass band trainer and adjudicator currently working with a number of bands in Wales and beyond. In 2015 he joined the creative team of the Cory Band, the world’s top-ranked band, as their Musical Consultant, working closely with the band’s Musical Director, Philip Harper.

Born in Denbigh, North Wales, Nigel studied at the Royal Manchester and Royal Northern Colleges of Music. On graduating he moved to South Wales in 1975 to join the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera as Principal Tuba. Two years later he moved to the Principal Tuba chair of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, a post he held for 33 years until his retirement in 2010.

However, he still maintains a busy schedule. He has been tutor of tuba, pedagogy and brass studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff since 1977 and is much in demand as a conductor, teacher, mentor, adjudicator and brass band trainer.

Over the years, Nigel has held a number of appointments with all the top Welsh brass bands including Cory, Tredegar Town, Parc & Dare, Lewis Merthyr, Llwydcoed, Markham, BTM and Burry Port Town Band. He is currently Musical Director of Welsh Regional First section Champions, the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) band.

Nigel is also much in demand as a freelance conductor and adjudicator, frequently working with a number of bands in Wales, whilst visits further afield have included Brighouse & Rastrick, Desford and Staffordshire bands, Faireys, Kortrijk (Belgian National Championships), amongst many others.

For 10 years Nigel presented the popular 'Sounding Brass' programme on BBC Radio Wales and during his professional playing and conducting career has travelled extensively in the UK and undertaken many overseas tours throughout Europe, USA, Canada, the Middle East and Far East, and during the past 39 years has directed over 400 contest performances and many more concert appearances with over 45 different bands.

In 2011 the prestigious Welsh Music Guild presented Nigel with the John Edwards Memorial Award, given in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of Welsh music. This reflected Nigel's long career in the BBC NOW and his many years of music-making with brass bands in Wales. He is also a Silver Award recipient and Life Member and Executive Member of the South East Wales Brass Band Association.



Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 23 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 23 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport SK72JT

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 22 • We are still looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life (you do not need to work for the Police!)


March 22 • Do you want to be part of one of the best run brass band organisations in the North West of England? Then look no further. The Pemberton Old Wigan DW organisation are holding auditions for the position of Conductor for their B band. The band is currently well placed in the 2nd section North West area and are looking for an ambitious and forward looking candidate who can take the band forward. No time wasters please.

Chelmsford Silver Band

March 22 • Chelmsford Silver Band require the following. Bb bass, Cornet and 2nd Baritone players. A non-contesting band, established for over 50 years and enjoy a good reputation performing at local and regional events plus organizing our own concerts.

David W. Ashworth

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator