Lee C Whitworth LLCM ATCL

Lee C Whitworth LLCM ATCL
Lee has always enjoyed music from an early age, all the way through junior school to the present day. Lee started to play the bugle with the Church Lads and Church Girls brigade when he was only 9 years old, after two years he was recommended to apply to join the Brigades Battalion Band where he enjoyed much contest success over the next few years. Lee then joined AS Crusaders Band, where he played lead Trumpet for competing in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall. As well as this Lee played trumpet for his School Band and also county wind Band.

Lee joined the Army at the age of 16, as a military musician. His training started at the Army Junior School of Music, (AJSM) Bovington, where he studied Theory, Aural, Cornet and Military musicianship. After leaving the AJSM in 1991 Lee continued his musical training at The Royal Military School of music, Kneller Hall, where he continued on from the studies at AJSM and also studied Arranging, History and Harmony. Lee has served with The Band of The 1st Battalion the Kings regiment. The King’s Division Waterloo Band and at present he is serving with The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band at Catterick. During his time in the Army Lee has learnt how to play various other instruments, these include the Clarinet, Saxophone and a little percussion. Lee has travelled the world, to places such as, Bosnia, Canada, Cyprus, Demark, Europe, Egypt, Falklands Islands, Las Vegas, Northern Island and sailed the Mediterranean with HMS York.

Lee has spent time teaching music with the Sea Cadets Corps, In Hayes, Stockton, Harrogate and National SCC bands. He has had Area and National Contest Success with Harrogate Sea Cadets and examined Cadets within his Area.

Lee's hobbies include, swimming, Diving, skiing, water skiing, walking, pool, horse riding and teaching power boating.

Lee’s conducting career started with the Bedale Brass Band and he as also conducted Boldon Colliery, Northallerton Silver, The Ripon City Band and The Royal Air Force Volunteer Band in Cyprus. Lee completed an LLCM in Conducting in 2011 and has been fortunate enough to receive support from his own Bandmasters and Directors of Music over the years with his conducting, he has also taken part in workshops under, Richard Evans, Ray Farr, Dr Roy Newsome and Philip Wilby.

Lee took up the Baton with The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services Band in May 2007 and is honoured to be their Musical Director.