Musical Director:

Nigel Butler


Nigel started to learn the trumpet at the age of 8 and has been involved in some way with music ever since. Over the years Nigel has played for a wide range of different bands and ensembles including brass bands, wind bands, jazz bands and orchestras and has had the opportunity to perform in concerts, competitions, and festivals around the country, throughout Europe and over in the US and Canada.
Nigel moved to Staffordshire in 2011 wishing to get more involved in conducting, and in January 2012, he was appointed as Musical Director of the Rode Hall Silver Band. Over the last few years the band has been developing and growing and this year have achieved some of their best ever results in local and regional competitions including 4th place in Preston (Brass at the Guild), 6th place in the North West Area Regionals, 2nd place at Wychavon Festival of Brass and 2nd place at Lydgate contest at the world famous Whit Friday Marches.
Nigel has also worked with other bands and ensembles, including Eccles Borough Band, Newstead Brass, Roberts Bakery Band, the Nantwich Concert Band and the Lions Youth and Junior Brass Bands. In 2014/15 he has also been working with the Keele University Brass Band. 
Nigel lives in Madeley with his wife and young son.