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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.

 

 



Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


The Marple Band

January 22 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown has ended. The Marple Band are a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player and tutti cornets.


Newstead Brass

January 18 • Due to impending motherhood, Newstead Brass (Championship section 2021) require PRINCIPAL CORNET to lead the band when rehearsals resume and to the planned section 1 national finals in September. Come and work with our esteemed MD, Jim Davies.


Newstead Brass

January 18 • Newstead Brass (Championship section 2021) require PRINCIPAL TROMBONE to lead the section when rehearsals resume and to the section 1 national finals in September (should they go ahead) and beyond. Come and work with our esteemed MD, Jim Davies.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


               

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