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Casewell takes the lead at Spennymoor

The experienced Fiona Casewell takes the conducting lead at Spennymoor Town Band

Fiona Caswell
  Fiona Casewell will take over at Spennymoor Town Band

Spennymoor Town Band has announced the appointment of Fiona Casewell as their new Musical Director.

Originally from Rutland, Fiona played euphonium for the Virtuosi GUS Band before relocating to the North East in 2011.

A qualified music teacher, she works for Durham Music and is also a visiting tutor at Durham University. Fiona currently plays solo baritone in the North East's leading band, Reg Vardy and is a featured soloist with them.


Fiona told 4BR: "I'm excited at being at the helm of a band with such potential. My aim is to take them to the next level while also making sure everyone has fun and enjoys the experience!"

I'm excited at being at the helm of a band with such potential. My aim is to take them to the next level while also making sure everyone has fun and enjoys the experience!Fiona Casewell


Hugh Stephenson, Vice President of Spennymoor Town Band added: "Fiona joins us at the start of an exciting new journey as we prepare for upcoming concerts and contests.

We would like to say a big thank you to Neil Davies for his time as conductor and I'm pleased that Neil will be supporting Fiona as he remains a playing member."


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PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer