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Ian Astill
I was literally dragged into my first brass lesson with Major Thirtle at Victoria Road school and haven't stopped playing since. I quickly moved from Cornet to Tenor horn and after joining the junior band I was admitted to the senior band towards the end of 1996. After several happy years I moved to Euphonium and as the Major took a well earned rest. I studied under Steven Wortley. With his help and the Major's ever present guidance I succesfully auditioned for a place at the RNCM in Manchester. There I studied for 4 years under Steven Mead and David Thornton and I gained a 2:1 Degree with honours in Music. I also played with several English Bands and competed at several contests, winning with Eccles Borough Band at the Butlin's and Area contests. I'm currently plan to become a Music Teacher.
Musical Director
2013, 2019-
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