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Tom Haslam


Tom Haslam started his banding career in 1988 playing Tenor Horn with the Greenfield Training Band. He went on to play with various Saddleworth bands before becoming the Principal Cornet of the Hepworth Band at the age of 16. He was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

 

He studied Trumpet at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and the Royal Academy of Music in London. During his time in London he undertook numerous professional engagements including work with the City of London Sinfonietta and recording for the children's TV show The Tweenies!

 

He moved back 'up north' in 2002 and became the principal cornet of the Ashton Under Lyne Band before moving to the Leyland Band on Repiano Cornet in 2003.

 

In 2008 he began working for Stockport Music Service where he is now the Ensembles Coordinator. Since 2015 he has also worked for Oldham Music Service where he leads the Youth Brass Ensemble. He has taught countless children over the last 10 years and has lead a number of school bands. His pupils have a 100% success rate in ABRSM Music exams.

 

In 2011 he became the Musical Director of the Greenfield Band and took them from the forth to second section in just a few years.

 

Tom took over at Meltham & Meltham Mills band in December 2018..


 
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