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David Barringer

BMus(Homs)

Conductor and Adjudicator

David Barringer

Contact details

27 Riverside Road, Craigie Hall, Edinburgh

  davebarringer@aol.com
  
  07766 323378


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David was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire in 1973. His musical upbringing was in Brass Bands and he quickly progressed through the instruments starting on Cornet aged 7 and settling on the Tuba aged 11. He played with some of the UK's top Bands and was Junior Slow Melody Champion of Great Britain for two years in succession.

David joined the Army in September 1989 and after basic training studied at the Army Junior School of Music, Pirbright. He subsequently attended the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall between January 1991 and December 1992. He joined the Coldstream Guards Band in January 1993 and toured all over the World with them, including a three-month coast to coast tour of the United States and Canada, as well as playing in most major concert venues in the United Kingdom.

During his time with the band he developed an interest in brass band conducting and spent 2 years as Resident Conductor of the Flowers Brass Band. After winning the London heat of the 1998 Young Conductor of the Year Competition, he went on to be runner up at the National final. He then went on to represent Great Britain at the inaugural European Conductor of the Year competition in the year 2000.

He was selected for the prestigious Student Bandmaster course at Kneller Hall in the summer of 2000 and on completion of the course was awarded a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree.

On promotion to Warrant Officer Class One in July 2003, he took up the position of Bandmaster to the Lt Div Band touring all over Europe and serving 3 months on roulement in Cyprus. In June 2005 he was posted, albeit in the same town, to take up the appointment of Bandmaster with the AGC Band.

In January 2007 he was posted to Headquarters Directorate Corps of Army Music at Kneller Hall and he was commissioned in the Rank of Captain in April 2008. He was appointed as Director of Music, Royal Signals in January 2009 and in February 2012 he was promoted to Acting Major, returning to the Royal Military School of Music. Following a period away from music in various staff appointments, Dave takes up appointment as Director of Music at the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland early in 2017.

Dave has continued to pursue his interest in Brass Bands throughout his career. He was Musical Director of SWT Woodfalls Band, Professional Conductor with Yeovil Town Band and masterminded the resurgence of Bournemouth Concert Brass — seeing them qualify for the National Brass Band Championships in 2012.

He has conducted at several major competitions and has made numerous recordings including 'Listen to the Band' broadcasts for BBC Radio 2. He combined his hobby and his career by forming the British Army Brass Band in 2007. The band received rave reviews, made a recording 'Top Brass' and was ultimately instrumental in the Army establishing 3 full time brass bands.

 

 



Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 26 April • 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre,Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland  . 1820


Regent Hall Concerts - Celebrity Recital - Brett Baker (trombone) Elliot

Friday 26 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Saturday 27 April • 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre,Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland   1820


Fishburn band - Mike Lovatt in concert/masterclass.

Saturday 27 April • Old Elvet Methodist church. Old Elvet. Durham. DH1 3HL


Hitchin Band - Hitchin Band Spring Charity Concert

Saturday 27 April • The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, Bedford Mk43 0pr


Freckleton Band

April 22 • Freckleton Band have a vacancy for a 2nd Baritone player. The band currently competes in the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.


Freckleton Band

April 22 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band are currently competing in the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Llandudno Town Band

April 22 • Cornets (positions negotiable), Tuba (either variety) and percussionist required for a progressive and ambitious band.


Neil Samuel


Conductor