The Test Valley Brass Band Announces Appointment of New Music Director

Test Valley Brass (TVB) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ed March as Musical Director of the TVB Group of Bands and Principal Conductor of their Senior Band.

Already a resident of Andover, Ed is an experienced brass player, proficient in valved brass and trombone, having honed his skills with the Blues and Royals band where he performed at prestigious events such as the Trooping of the Colour, and was the Queen’s Personal Trumpeter for the King of Saudi Arabia’s State Visit in 2007.

He also brings the experience of having led bands and marching bands in the UK and overseas.

Commenting on his appointment, new TVB President Helen Bedwell said: “I am absolutely delighted for everyone involved in Test Valley Brass that we have appointed Ed as Music Director. I have already seen so much enthusiasm during the rehearsals last week, from players young and old!

“I can’t wait to see how the Brass Bands of Test valley all develop under his leadership – exciting times ahead!”

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Ed added: “I’m really looking forward to leading the band. I’m impressed with the solid structure of the TVB band system, which provides great opportunities for adults and young people alike to not only learn music skills, but also to be part of a community that creates lifelong friendships. and supports the creative arts. in Andover and adjoining districts. They are a welcoming, fun and friendly group with a very promising future.

To find out more about Test Valley Brass and to see what local events they perform at or to inquire about booking, visit:

Test Valley Brass is an organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of live brass band music in Andover and surrounding areas.

They are a family of bands for all ages and abilities, and perform at a wide range of concerts and events throughout the year.

Free lessons and advice are available for all abilities in all bands. TVB loan instruments are also available.

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