GJB Welcomes new MD

GJB Welcomes new MD

Martyn Beecham | MD of Garforth Jubilee Brass
Martyn Beecham | MD of Garforth Jubilee Brass

Jubilee Brass in Garforth has welcomed Martyn Beecham as its new MD; Martyn comes to the band with a wealth of experience as a brass & vocal coach and as music education specialist. 

A Salvationist-musician since the age of 7, Martyn played flugel horn for many years with Castleford SA Band and continues to direct music within the Salvation Army.  As a former teacher & headteacher Martyn holds a masters degree specialising in music education.

Martyn served for a number of years as a trustee of Grimethorpe Colliery Band and as part of that role, contributed significantly to the development of the Grimethorpe Besson Youth Band becoming its MD.

He is currently the MD of Boundless Community Voices and of Featherstone Main Band as well as playing in the West Yorkshire Police Band. Martyn travels to West Africa each year to conduct residential brass band workshops in Ghana.

Martyn told us: ‘I am enjoying working with this growing group of musicians. The band has made great progress since the new year and I look forward to leading the band into its next chapter’.

Anyone wishing to join the band or its training band can contact Martyn directly on 07974 826684

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