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Ba Hons, PGCE

Matthew began his brass banding career at the age of 8 with Astley Youth Band and the Bolton Training Band as a percussionist progressing to the Bolton Youth Band and other ensembles within Bolton Music Service. From there he was invited to join local bands starting with Eccles Borough Band before moving to Besses Boys. At the age of 14, Matt moved to Besses o'th Barn before joining Freckleton Band. In October 2008 he was approached to join his hometown band which is the Wingates Band. During his time at Wingates, Matt enjoyed local and national contest success with the band. In May 2011, Matthew moved to the world famous Black Dyke Band, spending two successful years with the Queensbury based band. During this time, he had the opportunity to play in some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and Europe and won various contests including the European Championships in 2012. After finishing at Black Dyke to concentrate on his conducting, Matt has still kept playing and has enjoyed time at Blackburn and Darwen, Milnrow and Rainford bands before joining the Pemberton Old Wigan Brass Bands organisation in the summer of 2019, joining the percussion section with the A band. He still continues to play with the band when time allows away from his conducting duties with the Pemberton 'B' Band.

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