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David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator

David W. Ashworth

Contact details

5 Queens Street Mills Two Mills Lane Mossley Ashton Under Lyne OL5 9HP


More about David W.

For almost 60 years, David has been active within the Brass Band Movement both as a player and as a conductor.

He started playing in 1958 at the age of 7 years. Receiving lessons from Hugh Parry and played at the top level of banding in the late 60s through to the late 70s with both Wingates Temperance, Besses o' th' Barn Band and various other bands.

He started conducting in 1978 and has since played with, and conducted, numerous bands of all levels throughout the United Kingdom.

He has a fine reputation, confirmed by 4barsrest as 'One of the finest conductors outside the Championship Section.'

In 2000 he founded and conducted the Cancer Research Band, which is made up of numerous very well-known and famous brass band personalities, playing concerts throughout the country and raising over £10k for the cause.

David is a very experienced adjudicator, both in choral music and brass band music and is an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.

He adjudicated at the 1999 and 2002 C.I.S.W.O. National Miners Championships at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool and in 2002 at the Rhyl Music Festival amongst numerous other adjudication commitments. More recently at the Butlins Championships, Leicester Contest and Pogson Bray Contest.

He regularly adjudicates throughout the country at many different Brass Band Contests, Choral Contests and Music Festivals.

David is the National Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors and recently assisted in organizing the NABBC Conductors Competition.

David teaches brass and has had several students who have moved up to the highest sections of the Brass playing. He enjoys arranging music and is actively involved as Musical Director and Musical Advisor of several Amateur Operatic Societies.

He is a retired Police Officer and is an active Freemason.

 

 



Enderby Band - Enderby Band Christmas Concert

Monday 17 December • Enderby Church. Corner of Leicester Lane/Blaby Road. Enderby. Leicestershire LE19 4AR


Foden's Band - Little Lever High School

Tuesday 18 December • Little Lever High School ,Church Street, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1BT


The Wigston Band - The Wigston Band Christmas Concert

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 20 December • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street SE10 9BJ


The Wigston Band -

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA


Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

December 18 • Haslingden & Helmshore, North West 1st Section Brass Band. . MD Mr. Simon Cowen (Principal Trombone with RLPO) . Require 2 front row Cornet players & Percussionist to complete the band. . A very sensible mix of engagements with rehearsals every Tuesday 8pm


Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band

December 18 • We have a vacancy for a Soprano and BBb Bass to complete the line up for the areas. Nice Schilke Sop sat waiting for the right person! The band currently competes in the 2nd Section and has a full program of concerts and contests.


The Corsham Band

December 18 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. Second or Third Cornet position available.


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist