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Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music

Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist

Stuart Black

Contact details

  Sblack.flugel@gmail.com
  
  07917410791


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Stuart started playing the cornet at the age of 10 years old with his local band the Jedforest Instrumental band, a band that he has now been involved with for the last 14 years. Over the years there he began to progress through the ranks of the band moving from the back row to the solo chair Flugel Horn where has been since 2004.During his time with the band he has been lucky enough to gain many ad morale mentions in the competition and concert scene, most recently wining the best instrumentalist prize at the National Brass Band championships 2012 helping the band to a 5th place finish.

Away from banding Stuart is a keen soloist for which he has enjoyed some success in the competition scene over the years. In 2002 Stuart won the North West Young Musician of the year competition beating off some phenomenal talents of various genres for the title. He has also won the title off Borders slow melody champion off his age group 5 times as well as gaining 2 top 6 finishes in at the Scottish slow melody championships over the last few years.

In 2005 Stuart moved to Salford to study Music and performance under the Direction of Professor David King, Russell Gray and Howard Evans. During his time there he got the opportunity to play in such places as Regent Hall in London as well as getting the chance to play alongside some off the best brass players in the country. Stuart finished off with a 2/1 in performance and a 2/2 with honours over all in 2008 when he graduated

Since moving back to Scotland Stuart has been working mostly as teacher both privately and off and on as a supply instructor in the Borders and Midlothian trying to give back something off what he has learned in his time down in Salford. Stuart in 2012 was also appointed as one off the SBBA Regional Development officers working along side their Development Manager Andrew Duncan doing recruitment workshops and helping bands in the Borders in any way he can.

Stuart has also over the last 7 years been working as Conductor, a passion off his that he has been trying to build on and develop in recent times getting to work with and learn from various Great brass band musician such as Alan Fernie, Ian Porthouse, Russell Gray and Alan Withington. Currently Stuart works as MD off the Penicuik Silver Band and Galashiels Town band. He also works a lot in the youth band field heading up Penicuik Youth Band,Jedforest Band Buddies, Galashiels Youth, Galashiels Junior Bands as well as being visiting MD off the Peebles concert band and taking on any freelance conducting that he is asked to do.

 

 



Regent Hall Concerts - Central Band of the RAF

Friday 28 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - Woodstock der Blasmusik

Saturday 29 June • Kammer 5, 4974 Kammer, Austria 6010–6080


Lindley Band - Phillip McCann

Sunday 30 June • Huddersfield Town Hall HD1 2TA


Foden's Band - Foden's Youth & Junior Bands

Sunday 30 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1BL


Lindley Band - Phillip McCann

Sunday 30 June • Huddersfield Town Hall HD1 2TA


The Corsham Band

June 25 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to sit on 2nd Cornet. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


The Haydock Band

June 24 • Front Row Cornet player needed to complete the band. Not often our front row has a vacancy so if you fancy playing for a great first section band then drop us a mail. Concerts and recordings all the time, three main contests per year. Quality gigs only.


Stannington Brass Band

June 24 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb tuba player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.


Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
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