(b Elland, Yorks., 1930).
Eng. conductor, composer, teacher, and adjudicator. Major figure in brass band world. Cond., Black Dyke Mills Band 1966–77, Besses o' th' Barn 1978–85, Williams Fairey 1986–9, Sun Life Band from 1990. Head of Band Studies, Salford Coll. of Technology 1976–89. Mus. dir. Nat. Youth Brass Band of Gt. Britain from 1984. Has comp. conc. for pf. and brass band and other pieces.