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David Roberts is the highly successful conductor of the Rothwell Temperance Band. He was principal cornet of the band aged just 14. He studied in Norway, and on his return won the best instrumentalist at the North of England Solo Championships, before moving to Black Dyke Band on solo cornet in 1990. He was part of the band's excellent grand slam year in 1995. He began conducting Rothwell in 1993 and holds the record of six consecutive qualifications from the Yorkshire Area during the band's rise from 3rd Section to Championship between 1994 and 1999. In the last ten years he has won no fewer than 22 first prizes including 6 major titles: The Swiss Open, Pontins (2000), the Senior Cup (2003), The All England International Masters (2006) and the coveted Yorkshire Area Championship and Grand Shield (2009),and (2015) as well as three consecutive top six finishes at the Royal Albert Hall.. His very first international competition was successful as he won the Norwegian National Championship with the Sandefjord Brass Symposium in the Greig Hall, Bergen.This led to many other bands wanting his services and these include a 2nd place with Tertnes band in 2016 .His recent record with the NASWT Riverside band is very impressive.Qualification from the Senior cup to the Grand Shield was followed by their highest finish ever in the Grand Shield(4th) and three qualifications to the Royal Albert Hall in three attempts including the recent two successive North Of England Championship titles in 2017 and 2018 He is a music teacher at the Bradford Grammar School and Silcoates school.He also enjoys promoting Brass in Junior Schools (Bronte House School and Altofts )As an adjudicator .David is increasingly in demand.He has adjudicated the Swiss Nationals in Montreaux and many area qualifying championships including Yorkshire,the Northwest,Midlands and the championship sections in the West Of England and Scotland.
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