Andrew Hedley

Andrew joined the Reg Vardy Band in March 2014 at the age of 15 and immediately impressed with his technical virtuosity and amazing sight reading ability. The band was very fortunate to have found its future principal euphonium player- Andrew took the “end chair” in September 2015 and has performed brilliantly ever since, winning the solo prize at the Doctor Martin competition in 2017 with Peter Graham’s Brillante-awarded by none other than Doctor Robert Childs..

Andrew is a former NYBBGB member and has led the euphonium section of various Salvation Army music school bands, incuding the SA’s Territorial (National) Youth Band (principal euph 2014-2017) Internationally, he has performed as guest principal euphonium and soloist with the SA’s German Staff Band, as well as playing in Disneyland Paris!

He won the James Etherington Music Award in 2014 and was a finalist in the Rotary North of England and Scotland Young Musician Competition in 2015.

Along with four other euphonium players, in 2016 Andrew took part in a CD recording with Derick Kane for a track on Derick’s latest solo CD to celebrate 40 years as principal euphonium of the International Staff Band.

As well as this he’s a thoroughly nice young man and a terrific bandsman. We’re very pleased, honoured and proud to have him!

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Bore Duel Bore 14.7mm - 16.6mm (0.579" - 0.654")
Bell Bell 305mm (12")
Bell Options Yellow/Nickel, Nickel/Nickel (Full Nickel)
Lead Pipe Yellow Brass
Side Bows Rose Brass
Triggers Main Tuning Slide Trigger
Valves 4 Stainless Steel Valves Compensating
Inner Slides Nickel Silver
Outer Sliders Nickel Silver
Tuning Slide Rose Brass
Finish BSP/LAQ/BNPL or LAQ/LAQ/BNPL Extra Deluxe Hand Engraving
Bell Options:Straight/Flare (eg. Yellow/Nickel = Yellow Bell with Nickel Flare)
BSP:Bright Silver Plate
BNPL:Black Nickel Plate
Finish:Body/Slides/Parts (eg. BSP/LAQ/BNPL = BSP Body with LAQ Slides and BNPL Parts)
Parts:Finger buttons, tops, bottoms, water keys, full trigger Mechanism, 4th Valve stop

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