Concert Brass

Conductor : Danny Dullforce

Second section

Brass on the Grass

Concert Brass are the second tier contesting band within the organisation, however they are always in demand for concerts too.

Promotion

2015 a very good year: Having competed at Stevenage, they left with a brilliant result - Promotion to 1st Section in 2016. Well done all of you.

This group is conducted by Danny Dullforce, who returned to WSB after gaining valuable conducting experience elsewhere.

Contest Success

2014 had been a very good year too: Concert Brass's prowess was rewarded and we were extremely pleased to say that following their promotion to 2nd Section as of January, they then competed at the Regionals in Stevenage in March and gained 2nd place. An amazing achievement as they had only just been promoted. Then to cap it all they played at the Finals at Cheltenham in September and were placed 8th out of 17 bands. What an amazing team.

Leadership

Danny began playing in the Wantage Silver Band, and has progressed to be a leading euphonium player who has played with many top bands. He also plays tuba in a brass quintet. He showed a talent for conducting at an early age, and for some time was resident conductor of the top section Lydney Band; he now concentrates on Concert Brass and has taken them from the 4th Section to the 1st Section in a short space of time.

A quality show from Wantage Concert Brass led by David Hayward, it was so well shaped and structured, with excellent dynamics and character. (4BR)