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Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.

Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger

Stephen Tighe

Contact details

2a Westgate, Meltham

  stephentighe@aol.com
  
  07970458079


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Stephen is a Music Director, Conductor, Adjudicator, Arranger and Instrumental Music Tutor of considerable experience. His main instrument is the Trombone and he has many former students who now earn their living in the music profession.

Most of his professional playing experience was as a trombonist in Military Bands, Big Bands, Orchestras and Theatre Bands. He was a member of the 5th Dragoon Guards Band in the army and toured extensively through mainland Europe, Canada and the USA. He has recorded extensively and appeared on radio and television throughout his varied career.

His brass band playing career started at the age of 9 and he has played for some of the world’s best brass bands including Leyland DAF and the Brighouse & Rastrick band to name but two.

Stephen is well known in the North of England as a highly successful and respected musician and has been the Music Director of some very good bands including the Every Ready Band, (the perennial Northern Area Champions), and the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band from Yorkshire, as well as other very good bands.

He has adjudicated and appeared at most of the major band contests including the Areas, the National Finals, the Mineworkers Final and the All England Masters Championships. He also adjudicates regularly at Whit Friday.

As an arranger and composer Stephen’s music has been used for the national “Music for Youth” Festival. “Pennine Music Publications”, publish some of his brass band arrangements which include a wide John Rutter to Michael Buble.

Stephen is one of the few adjudicators who hold the “Licentiates Diploma in Brass Band Adjudication” (LDBBA), awarded from Salford University and was mentored by the late Dr Roy Newsome and David Read MBE. He was only the fourth ever person to receive this honour and the very first person from the North West Area of England. Stephen has been a full member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) since 2001 and is an approved adjudicator for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and for Brass Bands England, (Formerly the British Brass Band Association).

Stephen is also Managing Director of a Ltd Company in Yorkshire specialising in Optical solutions for musicians with sight difficulties and he is also a radio presenter for an independent commercial Radio Station in West Yorkshire.

 

 



Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


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 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ


Chadderton Band

September 16 • 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.


Amesbury Town Band

September 16 • 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!


Bollington Brass Band

September 14 • To complete our band line up once COVID restrictions are lifted we require a Bass Trombone, Percussionist (Kit) and 2nd Baritone player. We practice Mon and Thurs 8-10pm at Bollington Arts Centre. (Nr Macclesfield/Stockport) Currently NW 1st Section.


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, MA
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher


               

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