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John Ward

Conductor, Adjudicator

John Ward

Contact details

  johnflugel@yahoo.co.uk
  
  07748 643082


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John Ward's musical background is within The Salvation Army, which encouraged his early development. He developed an interest in conducting in this late teens and has since benefited hugely through mentorship from both Allan Withington and Ray Farr.

Since starting work with contesting bands, John has built up a record of consistent success, with a large number of prize-winning performances to his credit. He was shortlisted for the Assistant Directorship of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and has conducted recording projects with Fairey (nominated for BBW and BB Recording of the Year), Reg Vardy, Leyland and Co-operative Funeralcare Bands, working with renowned soloists including Roger Webster, David Childs and Owen Farr.

A few years ago, John received an accreditation from Association of Brass Band Adjudicators and has since judged at the London and Southern Counties Regional Championship.

 

 



Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 20 April • Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB HU2 8LB


Gresley Colliery Band - A George's Day Concert

Saturday 20 April • The Gresley Old Hall, Church Gresley DE11 9QW


Regent Hall Concerts - Regent Hall Band & Regent Brass

Saturday 20 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) . 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 26 April • 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre,Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland  . 1820


Regent Hall Concerts - Celebrity Recital - Brett Baker (trombone) Elliot

Friday 26 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


The Corsham Band

April 18 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Hitchin Band

April 17 • HORN VACANCY - Hitchin Band are looking for a 1st/2nd horn to join our Championship section band. We are a sociable band with a busy calendar of concerts and events. The position is negotiable. We rehearse Monday and Thursdays evenings.


Moulton 77 Brass Band

April 17 • Following a busy 2018 & our strong placing at areas; Moulton 77 are keen to welcome new members, particularly cornets and trombones. We are a friendly, lively group, aspiring to progress to the third section. We need more players to swell our numbers.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author