Published on May 2nd, 2018 by gavin

Jack’s The Lad For Yorkshire Imps

Yorkshire Imps are delighted to announce the appointment of rising conducting star Jack Capstaff, Jack was initially appointed to take the band to the Spring Festival but has impressed to such an extent that the band wished to see the appoinment become more permanent. Following discussions it is felt that Jack is the perfect fit for the next stage in the band’s journey.

Band Chairman Bob Morton said “We are delighted to have in place a bright young star as MD that posesses such verve and talent and are looking forward to a bright future under his direction”.

Jack Capstaff, born 1994, is a rising star in the conducting world as well as a composer of a wide variety of musical genres and ensembles. Having studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the likes of Peter Reynolds, Dr. Robert Spearing and Michael McCartney for composition and Dr. John Traill, Anthony Negus and consultations with David Jones for conducting in the contemporary music department, Jack’s specialism lies in the creation and performance of contemporary repertoire but firmly believes in the use of skills transferable from this endeavour to that of more classical repertoire and beyond.

Jack has been conducting since the age of fifteen and cut his teeth with the York Railway Institute Golden Rail Brass Band. Whilst in York, Jack was the musical director of a number of pantomimes and musical shows and went on to study composition and conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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