FW/3/8 Copy of an article from the 'British Mouthpiece' regarding Frank Wright
conducting the Massed Bands of the Boys' Brigade at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965.
Frank Wright, MBE was very influential in the Brass Band Movement. Wright was born in Australia and was originally a noted Cornet player, after becoming the Australian Cornet Champion, he became a conductor and adjudicator of both the Australian Championships in 1932 and New Zealand in 1933.He came to England in 1934, officiating at the Crystal Palace Championship and conducted the St Hilda’s professional band.
He was appointed as Music Director to London County Council’s Parks Department in 1935 and later in 1945 he was appointed Professor of Brass and Military Band Scoring at the Guildhall School of Music and also became an examiner for the GSM diploma in Brand Band Conducting. Wright continued to officiate at many competitions including the National Brass Band Championships, the Kerkrade World Music Festival (now the World Music Festival) and also conducted at gala performances.
The above picture is of the Brass Band newspaper the ‘British Mouthpiece’, which has published a photograph and a small article about Frank Wright conducting the Massed Bands of the Boys' Brigade concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965. The Newspaper article is a part of the Frank Wright collection at the RNCM archive.