New Musical Director - Andrea Price
Tewkesbury Town Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Price as their new Musical Director, with immediate effect.
Andrea studied composition under Peter Graham at the University of Salford, and after a short stint as a professional orchestral percussionist, returned to education and completed her PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University and the RNCM. She had been the Director of Music at Bolton School Girls' Division for five years, and in 2019 took up a new post as Head of Academic Music at Malvern College.
Andrea was principal percussionist at Black Dyke for almost a decade, and before that played for YBS under the baton of David King. She has participated in winning performances at every major competition, and has played solos across the globe. She has previously conducted the Rainford Band, and is a regularly commissioned and published composer of brass band music.
Andrea tutors yearly at the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, and is on the audition panel for the NCBBGB and the NYBBGB. She is also an A Level examiner for AQA and a member of the Association of Brass Band Conductors.
Andrea takes over from the popular and long serving MD, Nigel Morgan, who is retiring, but who will continue as assistant conductor over the next six months. Andrea says that her teaching commitments precludes any immediate return to top flight banding but also that she is eagerly looking forward to working with the members of Tewkesbury Band and its community.