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Bmus(Hons) R.N.C.M, P.G.C.E John Doyle is heralded as one the UK’s leading performers on the Cornet, Flugel Horn, Soprano Cornet and Trumpet and is in great demand around the world as a Soloist, Conductor, Adjudicator and Educator. Heralding from the Lancashire area, John has conducted and performed with many of the country’s leading brass bands. He is currently Flugel Horn with the Leyland Band but spent 9 years with Black Dyke Band as their Flugel Horn Soloist and a further year as their Repiano Cornet player. During this time, he travelled to Bermuda, America, Canada, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, France, Austria, Italy, Norway and Australia. Not only this, but he was also involved in the ‘Groundforce’, ‘Dinnerladies’, ‘Jools Holland Live’ and ‘Songs of Praise’ television programmes. John has recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, The Beautiful South, The Eels, Moby, Billy Bragg, Craig David, Gabrielle, Merz and most recently, Kate Rusby. John is a real educator and believes in making music fun for all young people. He currently tutors with the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain and also tutors on various youth band courses and workshop days throughout the year with various ensembles and organisations. Adjudicating is an area that John feels very passionate about. He is a member of ABBA (Association of Brass Band Adjudicators) and has judged at various competitions including the Regional Contests, National Youth Band Championships, Dr Martin Contest, IABCB National Band Championships and the Belgium National Finals to name a few. John is one of the youngest adjudicators in the brass and wind band movements. John currently holds the position of Assistant Head Teacher, Head of Performing Arts and Music as well as Head of PSHE and Citizenship at Lostock Hall Academy in Preston. John is a teaching fellow of the University of Cumbria and a ‘Champion Teacher’ for Musical Futures. He also holds the title of ‘Champion Educator’ with Lancashire Music Service for his work as a dynamic Head of Music in the Lancashire region. John is both delighted and excited to be a part of the Leyland Band and enjoys playing for his ‘local band’ being a town resident of Leyland for the past 15 years.
44 Parish Gardens, Leyland, Lancs, PR25 3UF