Phil was appointed as Musical Director of the Band in January
Phil was Introduced to the Band by one of our previous conductors, Russell Gray
A graduate of Huddersfield
University with a BMus
(Hons) Degree in Music, Phil brought a fresh and energetic approach to the Band
and constantly works on new programme material and ideas to develop the
repertoire of the Band.
Phil has worked alongside several Musical Directors including
Ray Farr, Russell Gray, Alan Morrison and Richard Evans, whilst also benefiting
from masterclasses as part of his Conductor course studies with Bramwell Tovey,
Peter Graham and Elgar Howarth.
Cameron Mabon is bandmaster
to the JIB and was instrumental in setting up Abbey Brass. They now continue to
grow in strength and we may see them taking on some of the more prestigious
functions the JIB have done in the past. Abbey Brass are the fire beneath the
JIB - hot on our tails and eager for success.
Cameron left Jedforest some years ago to go to Oxford University,
during which time he played for the City of Oxford Band. He also played with Fundamental
Brass, and the Oxford University Wind Orchestra.
From 2000 to 2004, Cameron studied music at Edinburgh University
and is now Principal music teacher at Duns High School.
He returned to the band in 1999, and became Bandmaster in 2002, as well as
being conductor of the Junior (now Abbey Brass Jedforest) and Training Bands.
His arrangements are published by Obrasso.
The JIB are delighted to have both Phil Rosier and Cameron Mabon in the driving
seats. Together they ensure the JIB maintains high standards
Rob Hume was born and educated in Newcastle
upon Tyne. He began playing trumpet at the age of 12 and was a
pupil of Roger Payne. He went on to Huddersfield
University to study
trumpet with David James, composition with Richard Steinitz and conducting with
Whilst still a student his compositions were performed by the Manchester
Camerata and Grimethorpe Colliery Band. On completion of his studies he was
commissioned to write a piece for the Brighouse and Rastrick Band as part of
the Wakefield Cathedral centenary celebrations.
Rob moved to the Scottish Borders in 1988 to
pursue an instrumental teaching career. Recent career highlights have included
winning the Scottish Championships (Novice Section) in 2009 with Hawick Saxhorn
Youth, and winning both the Preparatory and Novice sections of Brass in the
Park 2011 with Abbey Brass and Hawick Saxhorn Youth. As well as his work with
brass bands Rob also conducts the Scottish Borders Wind Orchestra and Scottish
Borders Chamber Orchestra.
Stuart hasbeen playing for around 12 and a half years and is currently the JIB's Flugel Horn Player. In that time he
has been an off and on member or the Jedforest Instrumental band having a
few years away to do his degree at Salford University under the guidance
of Russell Gray and Professor David King.
In his time away at University he played Flugel for the
Timperley band who he won the 1st section North west regional
championships with in 2007, came 5th in the National championships with
in the same year and then went on to win a couple of Championship
section contests with the following year. He has also had the privilege
of guesting for other well known top bands as Hepworth, Wingates and
Besses of the Barn.
Stuart was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band
of Scotland for 7 years under the direction of Richard Evans he
also has been lucky enough to do well in the Solo contest area as well being
North west of Scotland young musician of the year in 2002, 5th in the
Scottish Slow melody contest 2010 and winner of his age group at the Borders
Slow melody contest 6 times, most recently stuart also won the Best Instrumentalist at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.
As well as working with the JIB he is currently working as a local
teacher, with several private students as well as a freelance conductor with Penicuik Silver band (4th section), Galashiels Senior
band, the newly formed Galashiels Junior bands.