Wolverton Town Band under new direction

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The city’s oldest brass band has appointed a new Musical Director.

Highly-experienced Paul Welch will take over the reins at Wolverton Town Band having spent many years touring the world with different bands.

He started playing the trombone at 13 before later serving in the Band of Her majesty’s Irish Guards for 24 years. This led to him playing concerts, broadcasts, marching displays and tattoos at home and abroad.

Paul also spent 15 years as a peripatetic brass teacher in Croydon and was the Musical Director for a local Boys’ Brigade band, which he coached to win the national championship.

“I’d been off the music scene after I moved to Milton Keynes two years ago but I recently saw an article in a local paper about Wolverton Town Band needing new people and thought it would be a good opportunity to get back into playing again,” said Paul.

“I didn’t know at the time that they were also looking for a Musical Director.

“I’m looking forward to helping the band re-establish itself, making good music and encouraging more players to join, especially young players.”

Wolverton Town Band is a mixed-ability band with more than 100 years of history.

For more information contact 0845 225 0464/01980 668239 or visit www.wolvertontownband.org.uk