Brass Band Arrangements - Denzil Stephens
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Denzil Stephens 12 The Meadows, St.Dennis, Cornwall
Tel: (0)1726 821148 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Denzil Stephens LRAM ARCM, Director of Music Royal Air Force 1961-78
now resides in Cornwall in the old clay village of St.Dennis.
He has taken up playing the euphonium again , playing with the South West Tuba Quartet, helping the Bodmin Town Band on either euphonium or 1st baritone, and has taken over the Lostwithiel Town band as bandmaster since August 2006, avoiding the collapse of this fine old band.
Denzil teaches the Beginners Brass at Brunel Quays bandroom on Saturday mornings at 10.30 am, and does a little private teaching on Wednesday evenings. The beginners brass has expanded to about 15 youngsters, with two senior band players to help manage the sessions. Lostwithiel band put on regular concerts in the town Community Centre with local choirs, and the beginners brass group tend to steal the show after the interval with their performances of music specially written for them.
Anyone eager to learn a brass instrument will be made welcome on Saturday mornings, private lessons could possibly be arranged.
This book begins with the two brothers, Kenneth and Denzil Stephens being brought up by musical parents, in Guernsey. They were evacuated to the UK in 1940, both joining top class brass bands at a young age. Denzil joins Black Dyke band in 1945 on solo euphonium until 1951 when he joins the RAF Central band as a National Serviceman. He has a full career in the RAF, ending up as a Squadron Leader Director of Music, before resigning his commission 1978 to return to brass bands, enjoying much success as band conductor, adjudicator, and arranger of music for bands.
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