Fulham announce new MD!

WARD (2)Fulham Brass Band are delighted to announce that the new Musical Director of the band will be John Ward. John took the band to victory at the recent London and Southern Counties Area Contest where the band came FIRST place in the Second Section. The band are thrilled that John will be working with them going forward for many important contests such as the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham and a busy summer season of gigs and concerts. Please do check out our Gigs page for the most up to date list of where to support us. The band are pleased to have such an experienced and professional conductor at the helm to work with and push the band through the transitional period as they will  officially be promoted to the First Section from January 2015!
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 enquiries@fulhambrassband.co.uk as we would be delighted to hear from you!