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Alex McGee

MA BMus PGCE

Conductor & Composer

Alex McGee

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Tirmably, Croesyceiliog, Carmarthen, SA32 8DP


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Originally from Haverfordwest, I am now living and working in Carmarthen having spent 10 wonderful years in Essex.

2022 had been a very exciting year so far. After 17 years as a teacher, culminating as a Head of Sixth Form, I took the plunge and left full time education to focus on composing, conducting and performing

I have had a long connection with brass banding, having been lucky enough to perform with, Pembroke Silver Band, Rhyadyr, Burry Port, Clacton, Essex Police & Crwbin Silver. In addition it has been my privilege to conduct both Severn Tunnel & Crwbin.

Highlight of my time in banding include making it to the national finals in the RAH with Burry Port, winning the 4th Section in my first year with Severn Tunnel and helping Crwbin reach the 2022 National finals for only the second time in their history.

Recently, I have been appointed Musical Director of the National Police Memorial Service and the South Wales Police Band.

As a composer I am currently have works published by Larch Music, Devilish Publications and Bookwright who between them have published a large number of my works for both brass band and symphonic wind band.

Recent commissions include;

Fanfares for His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales

A full Cantata celebrating the County Town of Haverfordwest, commissioned by Pembrokeshire County Council

A concert solo work for Kidlington Concert Brass

A contest solo for Milton Keynes Brass

A selection of published works

HMS Victory
Tylwyth Teg suite — a test piece style work for Brass Band
Airshow — a concert work for Brass Band
The Vulcan — a concert march
A Carmarthen suite — for Brass Band
Suo Gan — an arrangement of this beautiful welsh melody
Irish windows lament — arrangement
Platinum Reign — a celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Dresden- a concert work for Brass Band commemorating the attack on the city
Pentre Ifan — a concert work for Brass Band
The English Electric Lightning — a concert march
Ghost Stories — a programme work for brass band
Lacrimosa, from the Mozart Requiem
Skomer — a concert overture for Brass Band and Concert Band
Far From Home — a tribute to the Welsh soldiers who fought in the Falkland Islands or Brass Band and Concert Band
Y Barchud Coch — a programme work for Brass Band celebrating the beautiful Red Kite
Scramble — A concert work for solo cornet and Brass Band
92nd Squadron — a programme work for Brass Band
When the spring flowers come — a programme work for Brass Band
Elizabethan Lament — written for Brass Band, a work commemorating the unique life of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
With courage, nothing is impossible — a concert march celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the RNLI

 

 



London Central Fellowship Band - The International Staff Band in Cambridge

Saturday 24 February • Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB


Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!


Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.


London Central Fellowship Band

February 16 • We are currently recruiting a back-row cornet player, a Solo Cornet player, a Tenor horn player and a percussionist.


Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


               

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