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Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM

Conductor, piano accompanist and educator

Ian Holmes

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1 Ivydene Cottages,Rookery Lane, Wanswell, Gloucestershire, GL13 9RW


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Recognised and respected in a number of high profile musical fields, Ian Holmes is an experienced conductor, piano accompanist, tuba player and educator.

Ian has worked with many brass bands throughout England and Wales including Parc and Dare (winner Radio Wales Band of the Year) and more recently Jaguar Landrover Band, leading them to sixth place out of seventy-six bands in the Greenfield section of the Whit Friday marches in 2014. He was resident conductor of Buy as you View Cory Band when they won the National Finals and British Open in 2000.

He has been Principal Conductor of Lydbrook Band since 2009 and was appointed Principal Conductor of Tongwynlais Temperance Band in June 2017.

His portfolio as a musician has taken him throughout the UK and abroad including Italy, Spain and the USA, and has included working as a conductor and performer with musicians such as Allen Vizzutti, John Wilbraham, Cory Band, The Childs Brothers, Jack Brymer, Max Jaffa and Don Lusher, and actors Johnny Morris, Robert Hardy, Henry Goodman and Barry Farrimond.

Educated at the University of York, he was subsequently awarded postgraduate scholarships to the Banff Center of Fine Arts in Canada and the Royal College of Music where he studied tuba, conducting and piano accompaniment. From 2008-2016, Ian was Director of the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England, where amongst his many roles, he curated and conducted numerous large-scale concerts. He currently pursues a varied role as a freelance musician, often championing original music as a conductor and performer, and bringing innovative musical projects to new audiences.

 

 



The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 30 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 31 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,


Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator


               

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