ARCM, LDBBA (Cert) PFS
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger, composer and teacher
7 Packhorse Court
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More about Stephen
Stephen has been a full member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (ABBA) and an approved adjudicator for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain for over 10 years. He is also a British Federation of Brass Bands (BFBB) approved adjudicator. He has adjudicated all over the UK at all levels.
He is a Music Director, Adjudicator, Arranger and Instrumental Tutor. Specialising in Trombone, he has many former pupils who earn their living in the music profession.
Most of Stephen’s first class playing experience was as a professional trombonist in Military Bands, Big Bands and Orchestras and was a member of the 5th Dragoon Guards Band who toured extensively through mainland Europe, Canada and the USA.
He has played for some of the country’s top brass bands before deciding to pursue his conducting ambitions. He retired formally from first class playing in 1985 and began conducting the Freckleton Band working with John Golland. His last proper playing job was a concert with the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band in the Royal Albert Hall.
He is well known in Northern England as a highly successful and respected musician with the ability to improve bands and gain success quickly through hard work. He was Music Director of the Every Ready Band working with Peter Parkes before moving to the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band as their professional conductor and helping them re-build and become a force to be reckoned with again. He has conducted many other famous bands. He has conducted at most of the major contests including the National Finals and the All England Masters Championships.
He is an arranger and composer and his music has been used for the national “Music for Youth” Festival. “Pennine Music Publications”, publish some of his brass band arrangements. His band arrangements offer a wide selection from John Rutter to Michael Buble.
He holds the Licentiates Diploma in Brass Band Adjudication (LDBBA), award from Salford University. He is a member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators and an approved adjudicator for the National Championships of Great Britain.
He is a freelance conductor.
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Friezland Whit Friday Contest
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