Who is your favourite Euphonium Player(s)?

dizzy068

Member
My faves from various generations;

John Clough
Len Charnock
David Welsh

All are something special and as far as I know none of them are still playing....in the UK
 

sunshine

Member
My favourite euphonium player is called Pete Beale, who plays for Corby Silver Band. Why is he my favourite? Because he's my husband. Ahhhh
 
Rob Cavender for me.

Or Mr Calender. Or Mr Cavendish. (Or Mr Lavender to his mates).
(And some even call him James Dean)

Cos he's a top bloke (and he can play a bit).
 
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fireborn

Member
ok, my favourite would have to be Nicholas Childs (I know He's not playing at the moment), but I guess I may be biased - he was my teacher. But then again, he was my favourite before I became his student.

I do like David Childs, not sure if he's my favourite though of those still playing.
 

MichaelHoward

New Member
Another great player name that seems to have dissapeared

Michael Howard.. William Davis, Desford, British Tuba Quartet????

Where is he now ????

Thanks for that Rob! I gave up playing about 5 years ago. Put off by a certain player (whom I won't mention - but I may have been in a quartet with him!) who was more interested in entertainment than music!!! And if the world thinks he's one of the best players then it's a sad world.
 

tuba1974

Member
Barry perrins, from henden band, loverly sound, one band, did,t move about for glory, what a great man also, no big head about his playing, just got on with it, what a shame he died when in his 50,s, :clap:
 

brassbandmaestro

Active Member
I was thinking Barrie Perriens, but ofocurse yes John Clough, Trevor Groom, Nick and Robert Childs(When they were playing), Morgan Griffiths, David Thornton.
 

Brian Bowen

Active Member
Thanks for that Rob! I gave up playing about 5 years ago. Put off by a certain player (whom I won't mention - but I may have been in a quartet with him!) who was more interested in entertainment than music!!!

Please reconsider your reason for having stopped playing. I don't know you personally, but I imagine you still have much to offer.
 

leeseuph

New Member
jackie argyle for me, taught me well and was one of trevor grooms idols, small unassuming man with a big sound he took over from benny lowery when he had his teeth taken out, this was when carlton main won everything going in the late 50's :tup
 

ROBTHEDOG

Member
Thanks for that Rob! I gave up playing about 5 years ago. Put off by a certain player (whom I won't mention - but I may have been in a quartet with him!) who was more interested in entertainment than music!!! And if the world thinks he's one of the best players then it's a sad world.

Michael WHAT A WASTE WHY NO PLAYING ... I still rememeber your playing booooptiful on Revelations at the Open - just stunning .. I was on stage with Sion @ Davis's that day and every one raved about Bob & Nick and even our friend who played at CWS that day.. but for me you were the star..

Kent is a long way from your 'roots' but great to hear from you - when back up North look us up .. Get details from www.derwentbrass.com -- take a look at 'meet the players' you will recognise several other players !!!!.....

Good luck..
 

nigeb12

Member
There have been lots of really great euph players over the years but I would just like to say that the most thrilling euph performance for me was Ian Peters in Masquerade in 1993. Unbelievable. I think he was contemplating going home just before he went on stage.


Nige B
 
jackie argyle for me, taught me well and was one of trevor grooms idols, small unassuming man with a big sound he took over from benny lowery when he had his teeth taken out, this was when carlton main won everything going in the late 50's :tup
Never heard Jackie play, but he was my conductor at Yorkshire Main Colliery, and I had a lot of respect for him.
 

pedaller

Member
Without doubt, the most natural, stylish, complete and best Euphonium player has got to be John Clough. Just listen to how he brings out every nuance of the Euph part in any piece he plays, soloist, accompanist, or just as a band Euphonium player. He is, and always will be for me, the epitome of all that is best in the Euphonium. And great company too, together with Jack Brooke, Frank Berry, Ian Copeland, Brian Broadbent and John Slinger. True Icons before an age of plastic "superstars" !
 

yoooff

Member
I had the privilege of sitting next to David Childs a few years ago when the Regionals test was Wilbys Jazz. Those of you who know it will remember it starts with a euph gliss and cadenza. Wow!!! He isn't at the top of the ladder - he has a ladder to himself. And such a nice guy too.
 

Steve Anderson

New Member
My favourite euphonium player was my dad, Alec Anderson. I’m sure none of you have ever heard of him, but I remember him winning every solo contest he entered back in the 50s and 60s. He had the most beautiful tone. I too was a solo euphonium player just like my dad and grandfather Charles A Anderson. I wasn’t that bad either. ☺️
 

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