Nicholas Eastwood appointed Music Director of York RI Golden Rail Band

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Golden Rail Band is delighted to announce that Nicholas Eastwood has been appointed as its new Music Director from 1 January 2022. 

Nicholas joins the Golden Rail Band as a multi-talented instrumentalist, experienced conductor and seasoned composer. Having learned piano, euphonium and trombone during his youth, Nicholas studied music at Leeds College of Music, majoring in conducting and contemporary classical composition. Since then, he has continued an active life of brass performance with multiple Yorkshire bands, as well as music industry work. 

Nicholas has previously conducted Huddersfield-based Honley Silver Band, as well as the Golden Rail Band in the early 2010s. During that time the band entered its first contest in many years, and formed its development band, from where a number players in the current Golden Rail Band were taught. 

Nicholas’ vision for brass banding is to create innovative ways of producing entertaining and engaging music that encourages performance at all levels. He says: “Taking the helm at the Golden Rail Band is a great opportunity to immerse myself once again in a strong and exciting organisation, full of determination, willingness to learn and with an exciting future ahead of them. I cannot wait to begin.”

York RI Golden Rail Band would like to extend their thanks to James Lolley, who stood in as Acting  MD for the past three months.

Music Director York RI Development Band - Kyle Sherwin

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Kyle Sherwin is the MD of our sister band, the York RI Development Band. 

Kyle is a peripatetic brass teacher at Kyle Sherwin Music,  as well as Tutor and Music Director at York RI Development Band.

He studied music at the University of York St John under Dr David Lancaster, MD of York RI Band.