Jacob Ashworth was appointed as the band’s Musical Director in January 2019, taking over the baton from Colin Herbert.
Jacob is a conductor, composer, arranger and school teacher who lives in Upton on Severn. Since graduating from Keele University with a first-class Bachelor of Arts degree in music, and a Masters of Research degree in music composition, Jacob has conducted and written for a range of ensembles from brass to orchestral and choral. He was awarded the Best Composition prize at UniBrass (National University Brass Band Contest) in 2015. Jacob continues to compose for brass band and has a keen interest in studying film scores.