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David W Ashworth.
Conductor, Band Trainer, Arranger, AoBBA Executive Member and Professional Freelance Conductor.
5 Queen Street Mills,
He received lessons and instruction from Mr Hugh Parry, then Musical Director of the famous Wingates Temperance Band.
He holds a very good playing record. His instruments included:- Horn, Cornet, Euphonium and Eb Bass and Percussion. During his playing years he has been part of 12 National Finals being a member of the winning band 5 times.
Besses o'th' Barn, (NW) (Championship Section)
Wingates Temperance Band, (NW) (Championship Section)
British Aerospace (Chadderton) Band, (NW) (Championship Section)
Riddings Band (Midlands), (Championship Section)
St Austell Band, (Cornwall) (Championship Section)
Marsden Band,(Yorks) (Championship Section)
Hebden Bridge Band, (Yorks) (1st Section)
The Hoover Bolton Band, (NW) (1st Section)
Hawk Green (Marple), (NW) (1st Section)
Glossop Old Band, (Midlands) (1st Section)
The Granite City Brass, Aberdeen. (Scotland.) 2nd Section.
Walkden Band, (NW) (2nd Section)
Boarshurst Silver Band (Greenfield), (NW) (2nd Section)
BMP Europe Goodshaw Band, (NW) (2nd Section)
Stalybridge Old Band, (NW) (3rd Section)
The Golborne Band, (NW) (3rd Section)
The Waverney Valley Brass Ensemble, (Suffolk).
The Ovington Tynedale Band, (North East) 3rd Section.
FELISON BRASS, VELSON NORD, AMSTERDAM. NETHERLANDS.
to name just a few.
A position he gladly accepted, taking the band to a winning performance on their second outing.
In 2001, under his direction, Hawk Green (Marple) Band gained promotion to the 1st Section. After coming 3rd in the North West Area Contest at Blackpool.
Winners of the 2012 & 2013 Butlins National Championships.
Over a period of four years, the band contributed a total exceeding £4500-00 to the Charity. Money which has been either won at March Contests or collected at the various Concerts that the band have performed at.
He adjudicated at the 1999 and 2002 C.I.S.W.O. Miners Contest at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, the 2002 Rhyl Music Festival, He has, for the past 8 years, adjudicated at the O.M.B.B.A. Slow Melody Contest.
Also Adjudicating at the Butlins National Miners Contest in 2015 and the Leicester Contest in 2016.
In 2009, he conducted The Granite City Brass from Aberdeen. They won 4th place in the 2nd Section at the Scottish Area Championships at Dundee's, Caird Hall. The same year, he also took Wetherby Silver Band to the Yorkshire Area at Bradford's St Georges Hall, where they gained 5th place in the 3rd Section.
During his 6 years at Boarshurst Silver Band, he led the band to over 20 first places and over 30 podium places including two consecutive Victories in 2012 and 2013 at the Butlins National Championships.
In September 2014, David became Musical Director of the Stalybridge Old Band. The band had not gained a First Place in any contest for over 10 years. However, within 6 months, led by David, the band have won the 3rd Section at the 2014 Rochdale Contest and the 'B' Section at the Holme Valley Championships in June 2015.
He has taught numerous Brass students who have moved up the ladder to the higher sections of the Brass Band movement.
David is available to Conduct any band whenever he is available to do so.
If you Require a Conductor for a Concert, Contest or wish to engage him for Contest preparation and competition, don't hesitate to contact him.
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David is in great demand to conduct Brass Bands at all
levels and has gained numerous prizes over the years.
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