Musical Director

Ian Walshaw
Ian Walshaw - Musical Director

Ian studied conducting at The University of Hull and led the University of Hull Brass Band, achieving their highest placing at the UniBrass contest in 2013. He then conducted the University of Hull Wind Band, winning the Best Ensemble award. Ian currently conducts the British Airways Brass Band alongside Richmond. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2022 Brass Band Conductors’ Association Conducting Competition, and holds a DipABRSM (Distinction) in Music Direction (Military Band).

As a player, Ian has played with numerous bands, but has enjoyed Championship section experience with Lydbrook Band, Yorkshire Imperial Band and Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. He currently plays for Staines Brass.