Those that count themselves part of the 'brass band movement' cannot live and work for long before coming across Roy Newsome. As a conductor, broadcaster, composer, teacher, adjudicator and entrepreneur, Roy has been a centre-pin of the movement since the Second World War and his influence is enormous.
This autobiographical volume is as compendious as his career is all-embracing, charting his early days in Elland, his golden period at Black Dyke, his journeyman years in command of some of the world's greatest bands and fulsome times working tirelessly with Brass in Concert, Salford University, the National Youth Brass BandÂ of Great Britain and BBC Radio's Listen to the Band.
Now enjoying a hectic retirement, we areÂ grateful to 'Dr Roy' for finding time toÂ share his memories. In this volume of reminiscences, Roy Newsome reveals more of himself, more ofÂ the man that others admire, and draws an affectionate picture of theÂ movement that he has served and shaped in equal measure for so long.Â Â