2014 Midlands Area/National Finals Conductor
John has previously taken Rushden Town Band to 8 contests & is now preparing us for the 2014 National Brass Band Finals after winning 1st prize in the Midlands Area in the 3rd Section.
Details of his successes with us can be found HERE
John started playing the cornet at the age of 11 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. At 14 he was principal cornet with Wakefield Schools Band and a year later became leader and Principal Cornet with Yorkshire Schools Band. In 1976 he joined Grimethorpe Colliery Band where he enjoyed playing concerts in the UK and as far afield as Australia. More recently John was Principal Cornet with Virtuosi (GUS) Band and has enjoyed conducting bands up and down the country with some success.