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Wharfe Brass Musical Director - Andy Novell

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Andy Novell has recently become the musical director of Wharfe Brass and Stepping Stones. He was originally taught by Gordon Eddison, the first musical director of Wharfe Brass. Andy attended Leeds College of Music before going on to study music at Newcastle University. As part of this he received a scholarship that allowed him to go and study at the University of Salzburg, in one of Europe’s most famed musical cities, for a year.  

During his time at university Andy has been a soloist many times including with the Newcastle Sinfonietta and Northumberland Orchestral society as well as playing principal trumpet for 3 of the universities ensembles.

Currently Andy plays principal cornet for York Railway Institute Brass Band and flugelhorn for Otley Brass Band.

At present he is employed as a peripatetic brass teacher and Ensemble Director (at Selby Music Centre) meaning he has a great deal of experience working alongside musicians of various ages.

Andy is looking forward to his future with the bands.


Wharfe Brass Musical Director - Andy Novell

Wharfe Brass Musical Director - Andy Novell