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BB On the Record: Russell Gray on driving up conducting standards, the highs, not-so-highs and how it all began

Thursday 23 April, 2020

British Bandsman editor Mark Good hears from renowned conductor Russell Gray. From growing up in the once-famous Clydebank Burgh Band to performing with Black Dyke and conducting bands to victory all over the world, Russell enjoys a glowing reputation as a performer and conductor.

Russell discusses his new conducting manual, The Messanoic Method, and the need to drive up standards in brass band conducting. He also reflects on his conducting highlights to date and reveals the real reason he first picked up the baton as a youngster.