John’s musical background is within The Salvation Army, which encouraged his early development. He developed an interest in conducting in this late teens and has since benefited hugely through mentorship from both Allan Withington and Ray Farr.
Since starting work with contesting bands, John has built a reputation for developing bands, be it in either a resident or ‘professional’ role. His contesting record reveals consistent success, with a large number of prize-winning performances to his credit.
John was shortlisted for the Assistant Directorship of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and has undertaken work with several of the UK’s very finest bands.
Away from contest performances, he has conducted recording projects with Reg Vardy, Leyland and Co-operative Funeralcare Bands and worked with renowned soloists including Roger Webster, David Childs and Owen Farr.With this exciting new announcement, the band are looking to firm up the strong team of committed players and are currently advertising for the following: Bb Bass, Solo cornet, Percussionist. If you are interested in joining the Fulham Brass Band family at such a rewarding and motivating time, and are willing to commit and work hard to succeed then please do contact Matt Pitt on firstname.lastname@example.org as we would be delighted to hear from you!