Musical Director

A former musician with Brighouse & Rastrick and Grimethorpe Colliery Bands, James Garlick was appointed as the Bands new Musical Director in May 2014.

With ten years of playing experience with the Halle Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata Orchestra and Opera North, James will be a great asset to the band and is determined to move the band forward.

James has both taught and is a graduate of the RNCM in Manchester, and has studied the trombone with some of the best in the business, including, Simon Mansfield, Nick Hudson, Chris Houlding, Andy Berryman, Rob Holliday & John Iveson.

Oh, and not only does he play the trombone (extremely well!!!!!) but he is also an excellent Euphonium player!!!!

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