Musical Director - Luke Pallister


Shirebrook Musical Director, Luke


Luke began playing the cornet aged 7 in the Salvation Army Band in Nottingham. At 18 he became the Principal Cornet of Stamford Brass, winning the 3rd Section of the Butlin's Mineworkers Championships.
He studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tutelage of Richard Marshall. In 2017 Luke joined the Fodens Band, twice winning both the North West Area (Championship Section) and Tameside Whit Friday March competitions, winning 20 of the 21 villages across the two years.
Luke completed his undergraduate at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he played Principal Cornet for the RNCM Brass Band on numerous occasions, including for the coveted Festival of Brass. At this time he also played for Faireys and Leyland, where he had a spell in the Principal Cornet chair.
On completion of his studies, he moved back home to Nottingham where he played for Ratby on the top chair before spending 4 years on the Solo Cornet bench with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
Luke has conducted numerous bands, taking his first permanent appointment with Farnworth & Walkden, to the 2nd Section National Finals for the first time in the bands history.