Nigel Howard became Muscial Director of Daventry Brass in January 2006 following the retirement, to Ireland, of the band's previous MD Paul Northey.

Nigel first started playing Trombone at the age of 7 and has played with brass bands at all levels including Principal Trombone in Salvation Army Bands and Championship Section bands including Lydbrook and Cinderford. Currently Nigel is playing Principal Trombone for Bilton Silver Band.

Nigel started conducting at the of 15 when he was made Assistant Leader of the Salvation Army Junior Band. He is an established conductor with a sucessful track record. In 2001 he conducted Bath Spa and Bream to the West of England Third Section Title.

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