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Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher

Phillip Littlemore

Contact details

29 West Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2QQ


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Phillip hails from the South Cheshire town of Sandbach, home of the famous Foden's Band. Joining them in 1981 at the tender age of 14 he spent almost five years there, under Howard Snell, before securing a place at the Guildhall School of Music, where he studied trumpet with Paul Cosh and Rod Franks, and conducting with Alan Haseltine.

After graduating from the Guildhall, he undertook freelance trumpet work before pursuing a career in publishing, firstly with Boosey & Hawkes and later with the Guinness Book of World Records. He then went on to spend 13 years at Faber Music as Sales & Marketing Director. Phillip left Faber in 2011 to set up Timbercroft Publishing and relocated his family and business to the Isle of Wight in the Summer of 2017.

Whilst at the Guildhall, Phillip played for a number of bands in the London Area including Hanwell, Regent Brass and Redbridge, playing Principal Cornet in the latter two. He moved his banding ties back to the North West in 1993, signing for BNFL (Leyland) Band and went on to win the British Open under Richard Evans. He relinquished playing with Leyland in 1996, which is when he took up the baton. His first band was Brent Brass, with whom he won the Fourth Section National Championship Finals in 1997. After a spell with Luton Band and Regent Brass he accepted the position of Musical Director at Ware Brass in 2006, seeing them through steady promotion to the First Section, as well as making them one of the most successful concert-making bands in the Southern Counties. That happy relationship ended when Phillip moved to the Isle of Wight in the Summer of 2017.

Phillip began adjudicating in the early 1990s, but sadly had to forfeit that responsibility whilst working as Director for Faber Music. He returned to adjudicating in 2012 and has recently adjudicated at both the London & Southern Counties and West of England Areas as well as Butlin's. Phillip is a member of AoBBA and also served on the AoBBA Executive from 2013-2017.

 

 



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.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)