Brackley & District Band appoint Mark Probert as Musical Director

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  1. Nick Wilson

    Nick Wilson Member

    Banbury, Oxon.
    Following Alexander Webb’s departure to pursue a conducting scholarship at RNCM, Brackley & District Band is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Probert as Musical Director. The band is very much looking forward to working with a musician of Mark’s calibre, and with musical projects such as the collaboration with award winning composer Chris Long which has already delivered one successful piece, and grant monies to spend, we have a lot to be excited about!

    Mark comes to the band having graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Masters in Advanced Performance and a BMus Degree. He studied tuba with Owen Slade and Lee Tsarmaklis and gained experience as a conductor under the tutelage of Patrick Bailey and Neil Thompson. During his time at the RCM, Mark was a founding member of Zone One Brass. He led the band at a number of prestigious performances, including a performance for the annual visit of the college's President, HRH Prince Charles.

    He has also deputised for a number of other brass bands and was recently appointed conductor for the Oxfordshire County Youth Wind Band and serves as an instrumental teacher for the Oxfordshire County Music Service.

    Mark has enjoyed success as a bass player, primarily with Zone One Brass with who he won the London & Southern Regional Contest in 2012. More recently he has performed with the GUS Virtuosi Band, including earlier this year when they won the All England International Masters Contest. Mark has also enjoyed appearances with other leading bands including Cory, Grimethorpe and Woodfalls.

    We would very much like to hear from anyone who would like to come along and join us in this new journey with Mark. The band rehearses on Mondays and Fridays between 7.45pm and 9.45pm at our own Band Club in the centre of Brackley, Northamptonshire (NN13 6DF). The rehearsal space is situated above the Band Club bar so come along and have a blow and a drink.

    Contact –

    Nick Wilson

    M: 07936 589750


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