Published on May 31st, 2018 by gavin

Matt Ryan Takes The Baton at Flixton

Flixton Band members are delighted to welcome Matt Ryan as their new Musical Director.

A spokesperson for the band told A4B: ‘The band is working hard towards its return to the National Finals in Cheltenham in September and is keen to start working with Matt to get a great result. Matt has a broad range of experience in the Brass and Orchestral worlds and has built a sound reputation as a conductor with bands in the NW over the last ten years. Matt is in fact an old Flixton player from one of the bands most successful periods so we hope to recapture some of that form under his leadership.  As a player Matt still keeps his hand in on Eb Bass with some of the region’s top bands.’

Matt told A4B: “I’m very excited about this opportunity as there is a lot of potential at Flixton Band.  They have great set of players and a positive attitude which is always a recipe for success.”  Band manager Paul Thomason commented, “We look forward to a long and successful association, starting with the summer concert season and the upcoming National Finals in September. We are also collaborating to produce some exciting concerts during the coming year.”

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