Oxford Cherwell Brass
The band's musical director is the well respected Terry Brotherhood. Born into a musical family, Terry was taught to play the cornet by his father. After progressing to principal cornet in Desford Colliery Band under the direction of his father, Terry accepted an invitation to join the famous Morris Motors Band in Oxford, under the leadership of the late great Harry Mortimer. After many successful recordings and competitions, Terry eventually became principal cornet of the band, playing the legendary cornet solo at the beginning of Eric Ball's Kensington Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall in 1972 with Walter Hargreaves conducting.
In 1976, Terry accepted the chance to take over the baton at the City of Oxford Youth Band, a position he held until 1979 until he became musical director at the Kidlington Band. Over the following 12 years the band progressed from the bottom of the 4th section to championship status, picking up many prizes. After spells with the Rover Band and Luton, Terry was appointed conductor of the Stonesfield Band in 1996, a position he held until 2006, taking the band from the 4th section to the 1st section, again winning may prizes. In 2009, Terry was approached to become musical director at Chalgrove band, where he led the band from the 3rd section to the 2nd over a 4 year period.
In 2013 Terry was an instrumental part in forming Oxfordshire's new band - Oxford Cherwell Brass - and another exciting musical journey begins again!