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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.

 

 



Roberts Bakery Band - Foden's Band, Lions Youth Brass

Sunday 23 September • Northwich Memorial Court CW9 5QJ


Northop youth - Youth workshop

Sunday 23 September • Northop bandroom, Triangle car park, Northop CH7 6BQ


scaba Youth Band - Southern Counties Youth Band

Sunday 23 September • Worth School, Turner's Hill, West Sussex RH10 4SD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Wetherby Bandstand

Sunday 23 September • Wetherby Bandstand, Bridgefoot, Wetherby LS22 6AN LS22 6AN


Black Dyke Band - Batley Town Hall

Thursday 27 September • Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA


Crewe Brass

September 24 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.


Lofthouse Brass Band

September 24 • @LofthouseBand require a Eb BASS to join the team. We are a friendly 3rd section band. This year saw us achieve 5th place at the Yorkshire Area and we will be working hard in the new year to improve on this in the hope for promotion to 2nd section.


Mactaggart Scott Loanhead Band

September 23 • MacTaggart Scott Band seeks a new MD to take us to the Scottish Championships and beyond. Having been demoted last year we aim to bounce back to the Third Section. We need your help.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator