Carlton bring in a shade of Gray

The band are pleased to announce that they will be partnering up once again with Russell Gray at the upcoming BrassPass UK Band of the Year contest.

Russell Gray’s career as a conductor began in 1998, when he was appointed as the resident musical director of the Stavanger Brass Band (Norway). Since then his reputation as an authoritative interpreter of brass band music has been acknowledged at home and abroad. Since 2008, he has been principal conductor of Molde Brass Band (Norway) and is Adjunct Professor of Brass at Queensland University (Australia). Russell has enjoyed considerable success within the world of brass band competitions with leading ensembles in Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Switzerland. Russell enjoyed periods as the principal conductor of Foden’s, Fairey and Leyland brass bands and since 2012 has been principal conductor of Reg Vardy Brass Band, the leading band in the North of England.

Russell has recently been considered as one of the UK’s leading conductors having led bands to no less than twenty podium finishes in the last three years, nine of those being wins.

Russell is no stranger to the band having been the Professional Conductor from 2006 to 2009 leading the band to numerous podium finishes and we are thrilled to welcome him back to work with us.

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