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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.

 

 



Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 17 July • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU


Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL


Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS


Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ


Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN


Cheltenham Silver Band

July 16 • We are a progressive and inclusive 2nd Section band.. We are in an unusual position of needing some experienced cornet players, positions negotiable.. Half of our front row are leaving to ensure we have players for the future aka maternity leave.


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band

July 16 • Following the recent appointment of our new Musical Director we are looking to strengthen our team with a Principal Euphonium, Front row cornets, one of which could be the Principal to the right candidate and Percussion (Kit).


Blidworth Welfare Band

July 16 • *PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM* A great opportunity has arisen for a first class Euphonium player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will be a regular solo feature at concerts, contests and recordings.


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, QTS, LTCL, FTCL, ARCM
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher