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Rothwell Temperance Band | Leeds Best of Brass 2021/22

Sat 30 Apr, 7:30pm

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David Roberts – conductor 

Sparke Jubilee Overture Listen
Arlen/Morrison Over The Rainbow Listen
Featuring soprano soloist Paul Argyle
Ketelby/Snell Clock with the Dresden Figures Listen
Featuring the percussion section
Karlsson/ Tina Kvamme Gota Listen
Vincent Youmans/Luc Vertommen The Carioca Listen
Featuring Eb bass soloist Simon Moffat
Lerner & Loewe/Freeh Show Me Listen
John Williams The Force Awakens from Star Wars Listen


Meyerbeer/A H Jakeway Coronation March from The Prophet Listen
arr Torstein Aagaard Nilsen Hanen Listen
arr Tom Brevik Four Brothers
arr Geoffrey Nobes Prelude on Lavenham Listen
Ronald Binge Elizabethan Serenade Listen
Etienne Crausaz Balkan Dance Listen
arr D Roberts & M McGuffie Follow You Follow Me
Mussorgsky/Philip Littlemore Finale from Boris Godunov

Formed in 1984, Rothwell Temperance Band quickly made a name for itself at major contests and has continued to win major titles over the past 36 years including Yorkshire Area, Grand Shield, Senior Cup, All England Masters, Swiss Open and Pontins. Under the guidance of Musical Director David Roberts, the band is proud to field so many talented musicians in its ranks.

David Roberts is the highly successful conductor of the Rothwell Temperance Band. He was principal cornet of the band aged just fourteen. He studied in Norway, and on his return won the best instrumentalist at the North of England Solo Championships, before moving to Black Dyke Band on solo cornet in 1990. He was part of the band’s excellent grand slam year in 1995.

He began conducting Rothwell in 1993 and holds the record of six consecutive qualifications from the Yorkshire Area during the band’s rise from 3rd Section to Championship between 1994 and 1999. In the last ten years he has won no fewer than 22 first prizes including 6 major titles: The Swiss Open, Pontins (2000), the Senior Cup (2003), The All England International Masters (2006) and the coveted Yorkshire Area Championship and Grand Shield (2009), and (2015) as well as three consecutive top six finishes at the Royal Albert Hall.

His very first international competition was successful as he won the Norwegian National Championship with the Sandefjord Brass Symposium in the Greig Hall, Bergen. This led to many other bands wanting his services and these include a second place with Tertnes band in 2016.

His recent record with the NASWT Riverside band is very impressive. Qualification from the Senior cup to the Grand Shield was followed by their highest finish ever in the Grand Shield (4th) and three qualifications to the Royal Albert Hall in three attempts including the recent two successive North Of England Championship titles in 2017 and 2018. He is a music teacher at the Bradford Grammar School and Silcoates school.

He also enjoys promoting Brass in Junior Schools (Bronte House School and Altofts ) as an adjudicator. David is increasingly in demand. He has adjudicated the Swiss Nationals in Montreaux and many area qualifying championships including Yorkshire, the Northwest, Midlands and the championship sections in the West Of England and Scotland.

David has once again successfully secured qualification with Rothwell Temperance Band for the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in 2022. David and the band are particularly proud of this achievement, as they gained qualification off the dreaded number 1 draw.


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£13.50 Full price
£11.50 Concessions (Over 60s, Under 18s, full-time students, unwaged and LeedsCard Extra holders)
(prices include booking fees)

Unreserved seating.

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