Concert Brass

Conductor : Calum Macdonald

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.

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, 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.

New Direction

After being led by Danny Dullforce for many sucessful years the band sort a new direction after Danny decided he was taking a well deserved break. The band were lucky to receive many applications for the post and after sucessful audition Calum Macdonald was appointed musical director. Calum, a professional musician, hails from North Wales and is currently based near Cardiff. He began his playing career with Beaumaris (Anglesey - North Wales) and has perfomed at the British Open and the European Youth band Championships. Calum is also a travelling tutor and a musical director for the Brass in Africa charity.

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