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Phillip Littlemore hails from the South Cheshire town of Sandbach, home of the world famous Foden's Band. Joining them in 1981, at the age of 14, Phillip spent almost five years there before heading for the Guildhall School of Music, where he studied trumpet with Paul Cosh and Rod Franks and conducting with Alan Hazeldine. After graduating Phillip developed a career in marketing, firstly with Boosey & Hawkes and later The Guinness Book of World Records, where he also headed up the PR department and became media spokesperson. He moved back to the music industry to become Sales & Marketing Director with Faber Music before becoming a freelance marketer and independent publisher in 2011. Maintaining his connection with brass bands throughout, Phillip played with Hanwell, Regent and Redbridge, the latter two as Principal Cornet, before moving his banding ties back to the North by signing for the BNFL Band (now Leyland) in September 1993, remaining on the front bench as a regular player until the Summer of 1996, making a 350-mile round trip to Warrington from his North London home almost twice weekly! In 1997, Phillip took up the baton taking Brent Brass to the National Finals in 1996 & 1997 (the latter being crowned National Champions, 4th Section). He then took over at the Luton Band and then Regent Brass, with many contest successes. Doing 'guest conductor' work between 2001 and 2006, he took a full-time role as musical director with Ware Brass in 2006, a post he relinquished in July 2017 after eleven fantastic years of collaboration. Phillip created both the Faber Wind Band and Faber Brass Band Series and signed the composers Kenneth Hesketh, Simon Dobson and Gavin Higgins among others. He was both in-house editor and in-house arranger for the Faber stable producing arrangements for Nigel Hess, Jonathan Dove, Matthew Hindson and Carl Davis. Many of his own arrangements are published by Faber. Phillip not only runs a successful marketing consultancy and music publishing company, Timbercroft Publishing, but is also a guest lecturer at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
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