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Tim Sidwell


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Tim started his musical life aged 9 when he first took up the cornet and joined Gawthorpe Brass ’85 Junior and Youth bands and by age 12 he had been appointed Principal Cornet of the Junior band. 


Tim took a break from brass banding during his mid to late teens to concentrate on developing his drum kit playing in a variety of different genres. Jazz, pop, funk and heavy rock ensembles took him throughout the UK and developed his musical skills im-mensely. 


In 2006 he joined Pennine Brass on percussion under the baton of Ian Port-house. In his 2 years with the band he won the First Section Nationals Finals and met his wife Kath. In 2008 he joined the Hepworth Band 


Tim’s conducting career started back in 2005 with the Lofthouse 2000 Junior and Intermediate bands and in 2008 he became the MD of Crofton Silver. In his 3 and a half year tenure he took the band from the bottom of the third section up to the second including 3 first, 3 second places and a trip to the National Finals. 


After three successful years with Dobcross Silver band Tim was appointed the Musical Director of the Meltham and Meltham Mills Band in April 2016. Tim is very proud to be leading a band with so much history and excited for the future.

 

 


 
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