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Simon Gresswell

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist

Simon Gresswell

Contact details

12 Far Dales Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

  simongresswell@hotmail.com
  
  07792 660194


More information...

Simon Gresswell hails from Queensbury, born 1964 and started his playing under the guidance of the legendary James Shepherd. Having progressed through school bands and the very successful Queensbury Music Centre Band. Simon went on to become a member of Black Dyke Mills, Brighouse and Rastrick, Williams Fairey and YBS bands

During Simon's playing career he has been fortunate to win 20 major titles, including National, Open and European.

Simon is a former member of the National Youth Band of Great Britain and whilst with them was awarded the Arthur Atkinson Trophy in recognition of his outstanding playing and leadership.

Over the years Simon has been lucky to have many musical highlights including tours to Japan, USA, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Australia.

Other musical highlights were the themed Cry of the Celts and Windows of the World concert given by YBS.

Simon has also played on over 30 CD recordings, many of which have received CD accolades from the various brass band press outlets.

In 2004 he was voted into the All Time "top 10" BBb Tuba players by the brass band website 4BarsRest.

In 2005 Simon became a Yamaha Performance and Development Artist and took a leading role in developing the new range of Neo Tubas, released to the market with critical acclaim.

In 2015 Simon was invited to become a forming member of the Yamaha Neo Brass group. This group performs its own brand of music and educational material.

In 2017 Simon became a member of Tubular Brass which is a group of brass players touring Mike Oldfield's iconic Tubular Bells.

Simon is now much in demand as a tutor of lower brass, he works as an adjudicator and a conductor of brass bands in the UK and Europe. Working with music groups, bands and also HM British Army Bands.

In 2015 Simon was appointed Musical Director of Enderby Band, using the experience gained working under lots of legendary conductors, he has led the band to many contest successes whilst also performing many innovative concerts.

 

 



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.


Duncan A. Beckley

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