Geoffrey Brand 1967-75



Born into a Salvation Army family in Gloucester, Geoffrey Brand made his career as a professional trumpet player with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia and Covent Garden orchestras.

He rose to prominence in brass banding after a successful spell as professional conductor of the Black Dyke Mills Band giving important performances and winning major titles. Under Mr Brand the Black Dyke Mills Band won the National Championships in 1967 and 1972, the British Open Championships in 1968 and 1972 and the World Championship in 1970. He was a champion of new music for brass band and introduced Edward Gregson to the brass band scene in the 1970's.




Wednesday, February 1, 1967 to Saturday, February 1, 1975