Thankyou to Bryn James
Bryn James became musical director of Forest of Dean Brass in January 2018. This was a return to the band room where he had a successful career as principal euphonium player many years before. Bryn’s deep musical knowledge and experience proved an immediate asset to the band and he brought a new dynamism to rehearsals. He was particularly skilled at ensuring the band captured the differing moods of the music. This greatly improved the quality of performances produced by the band and was appreciated by adjudicators and audiences, with notable successes at the ‘Area’ and ‘GBBA’ contests. Several members improved under Bryn’s baton and he showed great patience with developing players. He gave the band considerable confidence and it progressed under his leadership. He left the band last month with grateful thanks from the players who had enjoyed and appreciated his tenure.