Brass Band News
& Player Vacancies

New MD & Players at St Austell Town!

Published in Band News on 2016-02-27 by St Austell Town Band

More news from

2016 has seen St Austell Town Band appoint a new Musical Director; Simon Badge, who is currently serving in Her Majesty's Royal Marines, officially took up the post as Musical Director in January and has been working alongside Steve Sykes in preparation for the Area Contest. Simon has been fortunate enough to study Conducting and Band Leadership under the direction of Dr. Laszlo Marosi, the principle conductor of the Florida State University Orchestra and Guy Woolfenden QBE, the head professor of conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music. St Austell Town Band enjoyed the energy and drive from the rehearsals and concerts that Simon took at the latter part of 2015 when he helped the band out, and were delighted when he agreed to take up the position full time. 

In addition to Simon's appointment the band have been delighted to welcome new faces to the playing line-up. To the cornet section we welcome Grace Thomas, Joanne Cullen, Ian Nicholls, and Sarah Wilton. Kate Waller & Jason Wilton have joined the horn section, and completing the line-up we welcome Megan Thomas on Bass Trombone and Dave Coad on EEb Bass. 

More news from
Share the news!
Comment on this article...
comments powered by Disqus

Brass Band CDs

Publish Your Press Release

There are two simple ways to publish your brass band related press releases on Empty Chairs:

  1. Sign up for a free account to self publish, or
  2. Send the release to and we will publish it for you.


There are currently no vacancies listed for this band.

Latest News

Sovereign Brass 'Night at the Proms'


Milton Keynes Brass

Join Mk Brass at Broughton Fields  Primary School to support of Milton Keynes Winter… read more...

Bishop Auckland will have its own brass band once again

MUSICIANS have come together with hopes of resurrecting a town brass band which was… read more...

Sounds Of Brass

A weekly Two Hour Live Online Internet Radio programme. Every Wednesday 12-2pm UK Time!!!!… read more...

Sherborne Town Band - Christmas Sing A Long

Sherborne Town Band Christmas Sing A Long – 2019 With Sherborne Youth Band and… read more...


Brass Band News

About & Admin