Welcome to John Campbell who is our new Musical Director appointed in November 2017 after several months of auditions.

John is already well known to a number of players in the Band having previously been separately Principal Cornet and later Musical Director of the Welwyn Garden City Band and latterly London Metropolitan Brass.

John attended the Purcell School and later completed a LRSM in Music Performance from the Royal School of Music and a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance at Trinity College of Music under the tutelage of James Watson and Robert Farley among others having previously been taught by James Watson for over 10 years. His brass banding experience has consisted of, among other things holding the position of Soprano Cornet with Brighouse and Rastrick Band and the Principal Cornet of the Yorkshire Imperial Band as well as Musical Director of a number of other amateur brass bands. He also has considerable orchestral and solo performance experience. 

John is currently a freelance music teacher and professional musician based in North London and we look forward to him taking the band forwards.

If you are a player who would like to come down and enjoy one of John's rehearsals, just contact us.


St Albans City Band's Musical Director Phillip Littlemore stood down from his position at the end of June 2017 after 8 years at the helm of the Band. Originally asked to cover only one engagement in the Summer of 2009 Phillip had led the Band since that time with great enthusiasm and commitment. Phillip has now moved to the Isle of Wight where he says he intends to have nothing to do with brass bands - but we struggle to believe that!

Phillip conducts the Band in one last chorus of 'Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines'...

Band Chairman Simon Wilson presents Phillip with his leaving gift.

Phillip shows off his new glass paperweight to be used to stop all those new arrangements he'll be doing in the Isle of Wight from blowing away in the sea breeze!


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