The Musical Director  

  The Musical Director                                                                                                                                    



Stuart Derrick

I am Stuart and I am married with four grown up children. As a teenager I played Euphonium with the National Youth Band of Great Britain, becoming the Junior Euphonium champion of Great Britain, the West Midland solo champion and the North West Area solo champion.

I joined the Black Dyke Mills Band on the Euphonium at the age of 17, and spent 16 years with the Band, touring Australia, Japan, Sierra Leone, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium. We made around 60 LPs and CDs, and had numerous TV appearances including The Parkinson Show and The World of Black Dyke.

Other highlights include a live televised recording with the London Symphony Orchestra under Andre Previn and an appearance on the Paul McCartney and Wings album entitled 'Back to the Egg'.

I have also played with the YBS Band and the Fairey Band. Contest wins include 5 National Championships, 9 British Open Championships and 12 European Championships.

About 20 years ago I began conducting, and I officially retired from playing the Euphonium in 2004. I spend any spare time I have with my family which means a lot to me.

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Updated:-   22 August 2017 

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