Bandsman of The Year Award Winners
Amersham Band Alumni
Past members of Amersham Band who have moved on to a follow a career in music and achieved greater things….
Mark Armstrong (Cornet late 1980s)
Mark was with the band for a brief period in the late 1980s, and joined the trip to Bensheim with the band in 1989.
Mark is now a freelance professional trumpet player, artistic Director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra a Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music. The band is still in touch with Mark and has occasional concerts featuring Mark as a soloist.
Henry Lindsay (Eb Bass 1999-2004)
Henry joined the band as a beginner on the Eb Bass. He rapidly progressed in the band and studied at the Purcell School, reaching the Brass Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2008. Henry took a degree in Music at The Royal Academy and now works as an Artist Manager at London-based music agency Askonas Holt.
Dec Goodhall (Euphonium 2010-2014)
Dec joined in 2010 to take the position of Principal Euphonium. Although his primary instrument is trombone, he continued to support the band on euphonium whilst studying music at Trinity College. Dec is now a professional freelance trombone player.
Adam Bidgood (Cornet 2003-2013)
Adam joined the Training Band in 2003 after hearing the band play at a Christmas Concert. After a spell as Principal in the Training Band he moved into the main band and progressed through the cornet ranks securing the Soprano position which he held for several years. After 10 years in the band, Adam left to study music at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Owen Nicolaou (Cornet 2011-2014)
Owen joined the main band in 2011, progressing quickly from back row cornet to solo cornet. He was one of the eight band members featuring in the film Hyde Park on Hudson. In addition to being a fine cornet player, Owen is also a brilliant string bass player and in 2014 he chose to study the bass further at The Royal College of Music.