LAWRENCE BUTCHART, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Since moving to the South Coast, Lawrence spent almost 10 years as principal Euphonium at Bournemouth Concert Brass, following which he was heavily involved in the reforming of Poole Borough Band, before joining the SWT Woodfalls Band. He spent 15 years at SWT Woodfalls, the last five years as Bandmaster and 9 years as MD of the Woodfalls Junior Band.
Lawrence has been with Christchurch and Highcliffe Band for the past 6 years and is very keen to build up both the main band and the training band, which he sees as vital to ensure a successful future for the band.
Lawrence started playing euphonium at the tender age of 8. It was not long before he discovered a real liking for all things brass and eventually, when he left school, he joined the regimental band of the Scots Guards under Major Duncan Beat. After leaving the Guards, Lawrence went seeking fame in the coalfields of Yorkshire where he spent time as principle Euphonium at Markham Main Colliery Band.