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Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music

Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist

Stuart Black

Contact details

  Sblack.flugel@gmail.com
  
  07917410791


More about Stuart

Stuart started playing the cornet at the age of 10 years old with his local band the Jedforest Instrumental band, a band that he has now been involved with for the last 14 years. Over the years there he began to progress through the ranks of the band moving from the back row to the solo chair Flugel Horn where has been since 2004.During his time with the band he has been lucky enough to gain many ad morale mentions in the competition and concert scene, most recently wining the best instrumentalist prize at the National Brass Band championships 2012 helping the band to a 5th place finish.

Away from banding Stuart is a keen soloist for which he has enjoyed some success in the competition scene over the years. In 2002 Stuart won the North West Young Musician of the year competition beating off some phenomenal talents of various genres for the title. He has also won the title off Borders slow melody champion off his age group 5 times as well as gaining 2 top 6 finishes in at the Scottish slow melody championships over the last few years.

In 2005 Stuart moved to Salford to study Music and performance under the Direction of Professor David King, Russell Gray and Howard Evans. During his time there he got the opportunity to play in such places as Regent Hall in London as well as getting the chance to play alongside some off the best brass players in the country. Stuart finished off with a 2/1 in performance and a 2/2 with honours over all in 2008 when he graduated

Since moving back to Scotland Stuart has been working mostly as teacher both privately and off and on as a supply instructor in the Borders and Midlothian trying to give back something off what he has learned in his time down in Salford. Stuart in 2012 was also appointed as one off the SBBA Regional Development officers working along side their Development Manager Andrew Duncan doing recruitment workshops and helping bands in the Borders in any way he can.

Stuart has also over the last 7 years been working as Conductor, a passion off his that he has been trying to build on and develop in recent times getting to work with and learn from various Great brass band musician such as Alan Fernie, Ian Porthouse, Russell Gray and Alan Withington. Currently Stuart works as MD off the Penicuik Silver Band and Galashiels Town band. He also works a lot in the youth band field heading up Penicuik Youth Band,Jedforest Band Buddies, Galashiels Youth, Galashiels Junior Bands as well as being visiting MD off the Peebles concert band and taking on any freelance conducting that he is asked to do.

 

 



Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ


Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ


Silver Spectrum Wind Band

October 16 • Sheffield based adult community wind band in Crookes. We welcomed several new brass players this term but still have vacancies for Trumpets/Cornets, Horns (Tenor or French) and a confident first Trombone. We also have vacancies for some wind instruments.


Crewe Brass

October 16 • 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.


Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

October 16 • FLUGEL . Under MD Duncan Beckley, Prospect Brass are on the look out for a FLUGEL player. Rehearsals are Mon/Fri 7-9pm in our very own bandroom which is within easy reach of Huddersfield & Wakefield.


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