Teesside Wind Band is a Middlesbrough based concert band which meets weekly, on a Tuesday, at Marton Methodist Church.
We are made of up of local musicians who enjoy playing for fun, making new friends and performing regularly across Teesside and the wider area. (See the concert pages)
New members are always welcome. We do not have a rigid band structure, so, as long as your instrument is one that you blow into - percussionist excepted - you should fit in.
Conductor / Music Director - Jason Mitchel
Current positions are Teacher of Music at Outwood Academy Ormesby, Conductor to Teesside Wind Band and Musical Director to both Middlesbrough and Northallerton Gang Shows.
Previous work include: Acting Head of Music at Our Lady and St Bede Catholic Academy (Stockton), Director of Music at Ayresome Primary School & Music Hub (Middlesbrough), Woodwind and Ensemble Tutor at Tees Valley Music Service (Tees Valley), Musical Director at Plymouth University Musical Theatre Group (Plymouth), Teacher of Music at Notre Dame RC School for Girls (Plymouth) & Guest Conductor to several Orchestras in the North East, South West & London.
Assistant Conductor - Victoria Wilson
When not down on the farm, with her beloved animals as part of her veterinary training, or playing in the woodwind or brass section of the band, Victoria is happy, when needed, to step up to the podium to conduct the band in her own inimitable style.
Chairman - Tenor Saxophone - Colin Helyer
Colin was one of the founder members of the band, and has been with it through thick and thin. He is delighted to see it now going from strength to strength, both in size and quality under the Conductorship of Jason.
Secretary - Alto Saxophone - Holly Hunter
Holly, an excellent Alto Saxophonist, is always ready to reach for Soprano Saxophone and join the trumpeters when needed.
Composition of the band
The band currently has players of -
Woodwind: Piccolo, Flute, B Flat Clarinet, Base Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone.
Brass: Cornet, Trumpet, Tenor Horn, French Horn, Trombone