The World Famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Leigh Baker as Resident Conductor. Leigh was previously a playing member of the band for close on 20 years (predominantly in the solo baritone chair) as well as being the band’s composer in residence for a lengthy period.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be returning to my spiritual home. The band were, and still are such an important part of my life and to take the Resident role is a perfect culmination of my conducting career so far. I’m thrilled to be working alongside David King and we are already discussing really exciting projects and initiatives, alongside the chance for me to once again write music for the band. The band is absolutely on fire at the minute and it’s a great time to be part of the Brighouse organisation. I’ve loved my time at Carlton Main and would like to pay tribute to the players and Phillip McCann for a great 2 and a half years with a really successful run of contests and some fabulous concerts. They are a superb band and I wish them all the very best in the future”.
Paul Beaumont, President of B&R commented; “We are extremely pleased to welcome Leigh a conductor and composer with such talent and capability back to the Band and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship between Leigh, David and the Band” Leigh will take the reins immediately after the National finals.