Musical Director - Ryan Stacey
Ryan has been on the brass band scene for nearly 30 years having starting with the Whitwell Brass band when he was 8 years old. Playing with Whitwell brass band for over 20 years as their Principle Euphonium seeing many years of success under different Musical Directors.
After a successful spell with Dronfield Genquip band which included a national finals performance and promotion to the 2nd section Ryan returned to Whitwell as their Musical director and enjoyed 4 years there leading them to strong contest performances and silverware to boot.
As a keen musician Ryan also plays piano, guitar and is a vocalist in an Eagles tribute band and has played with many different musical ensembles and brings all this experience into his role as a Musical Director.
After gaining his degree in Music Ryan continued to study gaining his Masters degree in Teaching and Learning and now holds the position of Head of Music as a Secondary school in the Chesterfield area.
"I am thrilled to have been offered the position at Bakewell and look forward to working with a fantastic bunch of musicians with an excellent musical attitude."