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Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Contact details

The Cottage, 21 Ercall Lane, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2DY


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Steve is in demand all over the UK and abroad as conductor and adjudicator officiating at national and local brass band competitions and music festivals. He is a composition and music performance examiner for 'A' level and GCSE music examinations, and Arts Award Advisor for Trinity Guildhall, and tutor various on brass band courses and workshops throughout the UK.

Steve was one of the first recruits on the Welsh Regional Council adjudicators training scheme tutored by Brian Buckley and subsequently enrolled on the Salford University/NABBC course successfully graduating in 2006 achieving a Licentiate Diploma in brass band adjudicating. Steve is member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators, the National Association of Brass Band Conductors and jury member (representing Wales) on the European Brass Band Association official adjudicators list.

Steve started playing a brass instrument at the age of 8, joining his local band Porthywaen Silver. He went on to study music at Liverpool and Trinity College of Music London before embarking on a career in performing arts as conductor, teacher, player, and adjudicator. He has performed with and conducted bands all over the UK including Tredegar, Sovereign Brass, Staffordshire Band, Cwmaman, Fodens, Tongwynlais Band, Besses Oth Barn, Wingates, Point of Ayr, Porthywaen, Jaguar Landrover, Jackfield Band, Wellington (Telford) Band, Cheshire Constabulary Band, plus many other lower section bands.

For six years Steve was Musical Director of The Band of West Mercia Police in tandem with his freelance work as a trumpet and cornet player with many brass bands, orchestras and in theatrical productions all over the UK as well as for the BBC and ITV. As a keyboard player Steve works throughout the UK providing music for weddings, civic functions and black tie dinners etc.

For ten years he was Musical Director of North Powys County Youth Brass Band in Mid Wales and also over the border working part time on the brass team for the Shropshire Music Service School of Music. For seventeen years Steve was Head of an Expressive & Performing Arts Faculty at a secondary school in Shrewsbury.

In 2012, Steve secured funding from Shrewsbury Council, Shrewsbury Round Table and Freemasons to fund the formation of a new brass band in the town of Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury Brass Band has 38 members and so far raised in the region of £20,000 for local charities. Steve is proud to be its first Musical Director.

 

 



Contest: Welsh Open

Saturday 16 February • The Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, CF36 3YW


Newstead Brass - Contest Countdown

Sunday 17 February • Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7DJ


Foden's Band - Annual Patrons Concert

Tuesday 19 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Blidworth Welfare Band

February 16 • *Solo Cornet* a great opportunity has arrived for a player to join our friendly and progressive band. Blidworth Welfare Band is a Championshop section band in Notts 15mins from J27 M1. We have sensible diary of concerts and contests


Freckleton Band

February 15 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Freckleton Band

February 15 • Freckleton Band have a vacancy for a 2nd baritone player. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger