Neil Wright, NSGCB conductor
Neil was born and educated in Newark, Nottinghamshire and started playing percussion when he was just 2 and a half! He soon gained a wide experience of percussion playing in different ensembles including concert bands, marching bands, orchestras, brass bands and big bands.
Building on his passion for music, Neil studied for his BMus (Hons) at Hull University, followed by achieving his QTS (Secondary) enabling him to teach music. He has now been teaching music for over 25 years, working as Head of Music for the past 15. Neil also conducts many different groups in the Nottingham area, from Concert Bands to Big Bands to Symphony Orchestras.
Neil became the conductor of the NSGCB when it was first re-launched under the auspices of the NSGSO in 2016. In the first year there were 35 members and this has increased year on year under Neil’s inspired leadership. The NSGCB is now independent of the NSGSO with its own logo, colours and necker but is managed alongside the NSGSO for many of the activities and concerts.
In January 2017 Neil became Chairman of the British Youth Band Association, a role he is very excited and passionate about.