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Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA

Conductor / Adjudicator

Craig Roberts

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South Wales, U.K.


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Craig studied at the University of Salford, gaining first his BA (Hons) then Masters degree there, studying with Dr Roy Newsome and Prof David King. Whilst at the university, Craig was awarded the Roy Newsome conducting prize as the outstanding undergraduate conductor of the academic year 2000.

Within Wales he has conducted the majority of the top brass bands, including the world number one brass band, Cory, who Craig guest conducted for the Golden Jubilee procession through London of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Craig also enjoyed lengthy and successful tenures as Musical Director of Northop, Parc & Dare, Burry Port and is currently MD of Lewis-Merthyr Band (First Section) and Seindorf Arian Crwbin (Second Section).

Craig has been successful in competition at the highest level, winning the Welsh League Championship in championship section on three occasions (2006, 2009 and 2011) with three different bands, and has won every contest in the Welsh League season. Craig was named Conductor of the Year by the SEWBBA and WWBBA in 2004.

For a number of years Craig was Director of Music of the Woods Mfg Co Brass Band based in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada and directed the band at several of the world's largest military shows including the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, Canada, where he is now Assistant Director of this, the world's largest annual indoor show.

Craig frequently works overseas, and has toured to Australia, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Libya, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine and the USA. He was a guest clinician & adjudicator for the Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival, USA in 2015 & 2017, and in Canada, together with Dr Robert Childs & David Childs, Craig founded the successful North American Brass Band Summer School (NABBSS).

Craig has also directed in concert numerous leading bands, which have included Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick, Cory, Leyland and the Band of Her Majesty's Grenadier Guards. He has worked closely with some of the brass band world's leading figures, including Richard Evans, Major Peter Parkes, James Watson and more; and has commissioned numerous works from some of our leading composers, including Peter Graham, Edward Gregson, Philip Wilby and Michael Ball.

Alongside his conducting and adjudicating work, Craig is a leading freelance arts management consultant, and works closely with the renowned Welsh orchestral conductor Owain Arwel Hughes CBE and Wales' national classical music festival, the Welsh Proms Cymru, plus the chamber orchestra Camerata Wales l Cymru. Craig is a member of the Board of Directors of Sound Affairs, a trustee of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, and a member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA). In addition to all of the above, Craig still supplies brass tuition to numerous schools and young musicians in his home county of Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.

Further information on Craig and his current activities can be found at www.croberts100.com

 

 



The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

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


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


Chadderton Band

November 17 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.


Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.


Shipston Town Band

November 1 • 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


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

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