MA, B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, composer, arranger, examiner
Andrew White received his formal education in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Having studied under Lyndon Baglin he moved from the Lydney Band to Tredegar Band (National Champions) in 1979 whilst taking his first degree in music at Cardiff University. His conducting career started at the age of 15 and at 17 he was runner up in 'Young Conductor of the Year'.
In 1982 he moved to Manchester. Since then he has taken 8 bands from the lower sections into the Championship Section, often gaining promotion for each band in consecutive years. His last 3 visits to the national finals have resulted in 2 first positions and a second place in the first section.
As a brass band adjudicator he has worked throughout the UK, as a conductor he has recorded several TV and radio performances and toured through-out Europe. As an examiner for various examination boards for the last 25 years his experiences are infinite. He has also published many pieces and arranged several items. So much so that he was one of the main partners in National Music Publications.
He has been highly successful professionally directing musicals throughout the North of England and, as chairman of the National College of Brass (1993 - 2007) he oversaw the management, staffing, examination procedures for thousands of examination candidates including those at diploma level. He was also a mentor for Manchester Metropolitan University for 7 years.
He is presently Music Adviser for Blackpool Education Authority and the manager of their very successful Music Service which has received 3 'Diplomas of Merit' from the Federation of Music Services and one of only 3 awards presented by the Performing Rights Society (2008) for Creative Music Making all within the last 3 years.