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Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE

Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist

Howard J Evans

Contact details

14 St Annes Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 9LW

  hevans@hevans.free-online.co.uk
  
  07776 302072


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Howard is a Mus.B (Hons) graduate from the University of Manchester. He also holds LRAM, LTCL and ARCM (Hons) diplomas. As a postgraduate pianist at the Royal Northern College of Music, he gained a Diploma in Performance Studies, where his piano studies were undertaken with the distinguished Russian pianist and international teacher, Sulamita Aronovsky. He completed his Performance based MA (Dist) from Salford University, majoring in conducting. This was followed in July 2009 by his subsequent award of ‘Doctor of Musical Arts’ (DMA) from Salford University.

As a pianist and conductor he has performed at many major concert venues throughout the United Kingdom. He has also made regular visits overseas to Canada and the USA, as well as to The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria,
France, and Switzerland.

Howard has held posts including the National Bandmaster for the Salvation Army in the UK from 1988 to 1992, during his period of officership within the SA; Director of Music for the SA in the Netherlands, and conductor of the Amsterdam Staff Band from 2000 through to 2006. From 2007 to 2015 he held the post as Director of Classical Performance at the University of Salford. He has also been Bandmaster of the Boscombe Salvation Army band since April 2002.

He has also often worked as a guest conductor for a number of major bands, including: appearing with the Leyland Band at the RNCM Festival of Brass in 2008; directing the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in the summer of 2008 as well as at the RNCM Festival of Brass in 2011; as well as directing at the RNCM Festival of Brass 2010 with the famous Bighouse and Rastrick Band. He has also been engaged as the musical director for Jaren Hornmusikkforening, an Elite Division band in Norway, from January 2012 to 2017. He also directed the Eikanger-Bjorsvik Band in Bergen in 2017 in between their successes at the Norwegian National and the European Championships. His contesting appearances include directing the Woodfalls Band at the British Open in 2016, and a first section area win with Bournemouth Concert Brass in 2018.

In addition he has undertaken work as an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Singapore, Macao, China, Poland, Oman and the UK, since 1998. He has been engaged on adjudication assignments for brass bands and music festivals, both in the UK and in The Netherlands.

 

 



Northop Silver Band - Christmas Concert with Kirsty Abbotts

Sunday 3 December • St Eurgain & St Peter, Church Road, Northop CH7 6BQ


Boarshurst Silver Band - Littleborough Band

Sunday 3 December • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Oldham OL3 7EW


Garforth Brass - Garforth Community Choir

Wednesday 6 December • St James the Great,. Manston,. Crossgates, . Leeds,. LS15 8JB LS15 8JB


Longridge Band - Christmas Concert

Saturday 9 December • Longridge Civic Hall, Calder Avenue, Longridge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire. PR3 3WD


The Hepworth Band - Championship Brass & Voices for Christmas

Saturday 9 December • Thornhill Parish Church, Dewsbury WF12 0JZ


Littleport Brass Band

December 3 • Littleport Band have vacancies for 2nd Horn, BBb Bass & cornet (pos negotiable) We are a Cambridgeshire 3rd section band who are ambitious but friendly, working with our talented MD Ian Johnson. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in our own band room.


Middleton Youth Band

December 2 • Calling all young brass players! We have exciting opportunities for bass, euphonium, and tenor horn players aged 7 and up in our friendly and fun youth band.. We have plenty of room for players of all instruments, too. Try us out!.


Lindley Band

December 2 • SECOND EUPHONIUM required to complete our friendly team under our experienced MD Alan Widdop. We enjoy a mix of concerts and contests.. Our bandroom is just 1mile from M62 Jcn 24 and we rehearse Monday and Wednesday evenings 8 to 9.45pm..


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer


               

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