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Howard J Evans, DMA, MA, Mus.B (Hons), LRAM, LTCL, ARCM (Hons) works as a professional musician. As a pianist and conductor he has performed at many major concert venues throughout the United Kingdom. He has also made regular visits overseas to Canada and the USA, as well as to The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland.
Posts held include that of National Bandmaster for the Salvation Army in the UK; Director of Music for the SA in The Netherlands, and conductor of Amsterdam Staff Band. He has also held the post as Director of Classical Performance at the University of Salford.
For over twenty years he has been the Bandmaster of Boscombe Band of The Salvation Army, and has conducted them in numerous concerts, festivals, tours, major Salvation Army events and weekly worship services. With Boscombe Band he has directed a number of significant CD projects, including the Sanctuary volumes and An Easter Tale. He has often worked as a guest conductor for a number of major UK bands, appearing at the RNCM Festival of Brass; as well as directing Jaren Hornmusikkforening, and Ila Brass Band, Elite Division bands in Norway. He has also conducted at the British Open contest.
His adjudicating experience has seen him work at a number of festivals in the UK and in the Netherlands. In addition to adjudicating at both regional and national brass band contests, he has undertaken work as an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Singapore, Macao, China, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Oman, and the UK.