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David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator

David W. Ashworth

Contact details

5 Queens Street Mills Two Mills Lane Mossley Ashton Under Lyne OL5 9HP


More about David W.

For almost 60 years, David has been active within the Brass Band Movement both as a player and as a conductor.

He started playing in 1958 at the age of 7 years. Receiving lessons from Hugh Parry and played at the top level of banding in the late 60s through to the late 70s with both Wingates Temperance, Besses o' th' Barn Band and various other bands.

He started conducting in 1978 and has since played with, and conducted, numerous bands of all levels throughout the United Kingdom.

He has a fine reputation, confirmed by 4barsrest as 'One of the finest conductors outside the Championship Section.'

In 2000 he founded and conducted the Cancer Research Band, which is made up of numerous very well-known and famous brass band personalities, playing concerts throughout the country and raising over £10k for the cause.

David is a very experienced adjudicator, both in choral music and brass band music and is an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.

He adjudicated at the 1999 and 2002 C.I.S.W.O. National Miners Championships at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool and in 2002 at the Rhyl Music Festival amongst numerous other adjudication commitments. More recently at the Butlins Championships, Leicester Contest and Pogson Bray Contest.

He regularly adjudicates throughout the country at many different Brass Band Contests, Choral Contests and Music Festivals.

David is the National Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors and recently assisted in organizing the NABBC Conductors Competition.

David teaches brass and has had several students who have moved up to the highest sections of the Brass playing. He enjoys arranging music and is actively involved as Musical Director and Musical Advisor of several Amateur Operatic Societies.

He is a retired Police Officer and is an active Freemason.

 

 



Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 29 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Thundersley Brass Band - TBB Summer Concert

Friday 29 June • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, Essex SS75HA


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Friday 29 June • Mount Zion hall. Pemberton. Wigan WN5 8DZ


Black Dyke Band - Hull City Hall

Saturday 30 June • Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RQ


Lydbrook Band - Proms in the Park 2018

Saturday 30 June • Speech House Rd, Coleford GL16 7EL GL16 7EL


Chinnor Silver

June 24 • We are looking for a Bb BASS and BACKROW CORNET to complete our happy progressive 2nd section band.. we rehearse in our own bandroom on a wednesday night (extra when needed) . Good book of concerts and contests planned but we keep a realistic approach,


Hungerford Town Band

June 24 • Hungerford Town Band has a vacancy for Soprano, Bb Cornet or solo horn. Our existing players players are happy to move around for the right person. Other instrumentalists are always very welcome to join our thriving community based band.


Glossop Old Band

June 24 • Due to family commitments, Glossop Old Band have an immediate vacancy for a Principal Cornet player. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are Tuesday 8-10pm at our Band Club.


Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)