Amersham Band Musical Director – Paul Fisher
Paul Fisher was appointed as Musical Director of Amersham Band in 2009 and since then he has led and developed the band to improve the standard of playing. During his tenure the band has been promoted from the Fourth Section of the National Championships all the way to the First Section. The band has qualified for the National Finals on three occasions under Paul’s leadership and has recently been crowned the Southern Counties Entertainment Champions.
As a trombonist, Paul studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, before embarking on a career which has been wide ranging in musical styles. He has worked with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the world of Pop, he has performed, toured, and recorded with many fantastic musicians, diverse in their musical output. Artists such as Madness, Jools Holland, Barry Manilow, Gloria Estefan, Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, Charlotte Church, Il Divo, and Alfie Boe. He has worked on many West End productions over the years, and spent a 4 year run playing lead trombone on The Rat Pack show.
Paul is a lead teacher in Brass for Hertfordshire Music Service and is also Principal Conductor of the Hertfordshire County Brass – a role he has held for the last 6 years.
As a Music Teacher in the primary school sector, Paul teaches brass to over 250 children every week on the wider opportunities scheme. This is a great opportunity to see first-hand the joy that music can bring, encouraging children to play brass instruments and bringing on the next generation of brass players. Paul runs a 35 strong brass group called ‘BRASS ATTACK’ which consists of 7-11 year olds, many of whom have been introduced to brass through the classroom scheme.
Paul has written the BAND-TIME teaching method for Conn Selmar and is looking forward to seeing many more hundreds of children be enthused and inspired through the power of performance.
Amersham Concert Brass Musical Director – Malcolm Peach
Malcolm Peach was born in Ruislip and took his first musical steps on euphonium and trombone with Hillingdon music service. A firm love of music was soon evident and Malcolm could generally be found through his teenage years listening to, or playing music of one kind or another. He completed his music degree at the University of Salford’s renowned Band Course under tutorage from Nick Childs, Andy Duncan, David King and Peter Graham. During his undergraduate studies Malcolm switched to first study tuba and also had his first experiences in conducting. Malcolm discovered a passion for music education and completed his postgraduate studies training as a music specialist secondary school teacher.
Since graduating Malcolm has worked as a brass and classroom music teacher, presently working for Hertfordshire Music Service. As a tuba player he is a proud member of Amersham Brass Band, also enjoying frequent orchestral outings and chamber brass groups in and around London. Malcolm has a broad taste in music, appreciating quality performances in all styles. He particularly enjoys Early Music, the works of J.S. Bach, late Romantic orchestral repertoire, and modern Big Bands.