Brassband World Young Voices Interview
Updated: Nov 2, 2020
In June 2020, I was approached by Jonathan Bates, current Solo Horn at the Black Dyke Mills Band, to participate in an interview for Brass Band Worlds, "Young Voices" Series.
"Brass Band World was founded more than twenty-five years ago by the late Robert Mullholland and is now part of Kapitol Media, owned by Managing and Editorial Director - Nicola Bland, and Finance Director - Philip Morris.
"From the first edition published in September 1990, quality has been the hallmark of Brass Band World; without doubt a contributing factor to its enviable reputation as one of the leading magazines of its kind in the worldwide market today. Written by the brass world’s top players, educators, conductors, and journalists, Brass Band World continues to lead the way with interviews, lively debate, reviews, and contest coverage featured in every one of its ten 56 page editions published throughout each year." David Childs - Editor
It was such a privilege to discuss my journey as not only a composer but also a performer. Brass Banding is where it all started for me, whilst my output for band might be small in number, I consider the 'genre' as a center point to my development as a musician. The friendships I have made through banding are strong and have been forged for a lifetime. I am eternally grateful to all the bands who put their faith in me, none more than Sidmouth Town, for whom I would not be where I am today.