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MAKING MUSIC: Amersham Band musical director recognised with prestigious award

 Published on: 2nd June 2024   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

The acclaimed musical director of Amersham Band has been recognised with a prestigious award for his work in the industry.

Last month, it was announced that Paul Fisher had received the Mortimer Medal for his work in fostering new generations of brass band musicians. The Mortimer Medal was created in 1995 by Margaret Mortimer in memory of her late husband, Harry. The prize is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding services to the brass band movement.

Paul was first appointed as musical director of Amersham Band in 2009. Since then, he has led the band in their promotion from the fourth section of the brass banding world to the championship section. He also qualified the band for the national finals on no fewer than six occasions. During this period, the Amersham band community has grown from one band to four bands with more than 100 members, spanning all age ranges and abilities.

In 2018, Paul had the privilege of conducting the award-winning solo album from world-renowned trumpeter Mike Lovatt, 56 Degrees North, accompanied by The Fodens Band. As a freelance conductor, Paul has enjoyed concert performances with Fodens Band, Friary Brass and the RWCMD Brass Band.

A spokesperson for Amersham Band said: “Our Amersham Band community is delighted that Paul’s passion and enthusiasm for music education has been recognised by this prodigious award.”

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