Philip Goodwin

Philip Goodwin has been part of the bass section at Black Dyke since 1985, a tremendous record at the very pinnacle of banding, but he has been conductor of the Delph Brass Band where he lives for even longer than that.

In this new Beyond the Barlines I wanted to get his view of the special challenges of working with a band who may not at the very top of the rankings, but one which plays an important part in the life of the community.

Just how important are the social aspects of the band, the friendships and the family connections made over a number of years, how do you plan the repertoire and who should join?

I can’t think of anyone better than Philip Goodwin to answer these questions and his views were more illuminating than even I thought that they might be.

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