Welcome to John Campbell, our new Musical Director.
Welcome to John Campbell who is our new Musical Director appointed in November 2017 after several months of auditions.
John is already well known to a number of players in the Band having previously been separately Principal Cornet and later Musical Director of the Welwyn Garden City Band and is the current conductor of London Metropolitan Brass.
John attended the Purcell School and later completed a LRSM in Music Performance from the Royal School of Music and a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance at Trinity College of Music under the tutelage of James Watson and Robert Farley among others having previously been taught by James Watson for over 10 years. His brass banding experience has consisted of, among other things holding the position of Soprano Cornet with Brighouse and Rastrick Band and the Principal Cornet of the Yorkshire Imperial Band as well as Musical Director of a number of other amateur brass bands. He also has considerable orchestral and solo performance experience.
John is currently a freelance music teacher and professional musician based in North London and we look forward to him taking the band forwards.
If you are a player who would like to come down and enjoy one of John's rehearsals, just contact us.
Come and join your Local Band!
Did you play a brass instrument years ago and have started thinking about playing again? Have you just moved to the area and played in your previous area? Or are you playing elsewhere and fancy a change, or just want to come along for some extra practice? Then we can help!
St Albans City Band are a friendly group of players based in Hertfordshire and are currently looking for Cornets, Basses, Baritone and Percussion players. We have our very own Bandroom (no packing stands away after every rehearsal!) and rehearse on a Wednesday night from 8 - 10pm. Our Bandroom is close to the centre of St Albans and is convenient for M1 and M25 junctions and is only 20 minutes from London St Pancras by train. If you are of Grade 5 standard or above, or have a history of playing in similar or higher standard brass bands to ourselves please feel free to get in touch.
If you play any other Brass instrument to the ones mentioned above you are still very welcome to come down - we would love to meet you!
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Rehearsal Room for Hire in St Albans
Are you in a Band, orchestra, choir or other musical group and are struggling to find a place to rehearse, need a change from your existing venue or need to have extra rehearsals and don't know where to book? St Albans City Band's rehearsal room could be the ideal place for you. It is conveniently located in St Albans and is equipped with heating / air conditioning, bright fluorescent lighting, a kettle and fridge and has ample off street parking including space for coach parking. The room has around 30 chairs and music stands although more people could be accommodated standing for something like a choir rehearsal. It is close to the M1 and M25 motorways and would be ideal for music groups looking for a rehearsal venue with good access to London.
Please click here to contact us for a personal quotation for hire.