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Blow,Bugle Blow

 10 February 2017 at 13.00 hrs 

Blow,Bugle Blow

Regents Hall, London
The Salvation Army, 275 Oxford St, London
United Kingdom

Junior Guildhall Brass Band conducted by Spencer Down.

Junior Guildhall Brass Band was formed in 1981 as the centrepiece of Junior Guildhall's Brass Instrument Course. In the early years it was conducted by its founder, David Evans, who later became Principal Trombone with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The Band was then conducted by John Clark under whom it achieved considerable success in the National Festival of Music for Youth, and then by John Miller, now Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music. Since 1999 the band has been conducted by Spencer Down.

The band has recorded many times for BBC Television and Radio 3 and has performed in Britain's major concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and the Barbican.

Past student successes include Matt Baker (former Principal Cornet Black Dyke Brass Band), Matt Gee (Principal Trombone Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Miles Macguire (former Co-Principal Trumpet Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Winner of the LSO Brass Scholarship) Nick Betts (Principal Trumpet Royal Opera House and Principal Trumpet City of London Sinfonia) and Alison Balsam (Classical Brit Award for Female Artist of the Year 2009 and winner of the brass section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 1998) as well as many top professional freelance players.

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