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 to the Third and then Second 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.