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2019 Spring Advanced Wind Band day with Duncan Stubbs

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Tickets: £12.50

Time: Registration from 9am for a 10am start

Location: Wellington School, South Street, Wellington, TA21 8NT

2019 Spring Advanced Wind Band day with Duncan Stubbs

A vastly experienced and highly regarded Director of Music with over 20 years as a professional conductor specialising in the Wind Band repertoire. Has directed a wide variety of wind ensembles and orchestras including; UK Music Conservatoires ensembles, county youth bands and community bands and all of the Royal Air Force established bands. A highly motivated and passionate musician who relishes the challenge of working with musicians of all standards, inspiring and getting the best out of the musicians through strong musical leadership and a sincere enjoyment of musical performance.

Principal Director of Music - 2009 - to date

Responsible for all the professional musical output of the Royal Air Force and providing administrative services to ensure optimum support to: maintenance of Trade Standards, professional training, all aspects of business management including resources and financial control, personnel management and recruitment.

Director of Music Headquarters Music Services: 2006 - 2009 and 1998 - 2001. Including responsibility for all music training development, delivery, auditions and trade standards. Also procurement, human resources and policy.

Director of Music Royal Air Force Established Bands:  Plan and organise training, rehearsal and programming of music for all engagements. Oversee weekly scheduling and administration of engagements (Central Band engagements: approx.  400 per annum).

  • Director of Music Central Band 2002 - 2005
  • Director of Music Band of the RAF College 1995 – 1998
  • Director of Music Western Band of the RAF 1990 -1995 


Proposed pieces for the day

Suite of English Folk Dances  Ernest Tomlinson
Spirit of Andalusia  Phillip Sparke 
Greensleeves arr Alfred Reed
Symphony No 1  Claude T Smith
Dragon Dance  Duncan Stubbs 


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