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Mr Matthew Ruel
Mr Matthew Ruel

Biography

Matthew is a well-known figure in the brass band world. Particularly, for his association with the popular online brass band magazine 4barsrest.com and ownership of the 4barsrest.shop marketplace. He is also the owner of Bandmaster Ltd, the company behind the IP Brass cornet mouthpiece which is designed by Ian Porthouse. Ian is the current Musical Director of the Tredegar Band.

Matthew has enjoyed a long association with Tredegar Band who hail from South Wales. He helped to provide the band with a new outlook and a change in management which, in part, resulted in two British Open Championship titles and a number two world ranking.

Matthew has performed with Tredegar Band in ground-breaking projects including the world premiere of the ballet ‘Dark Arteries’ at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and a movie appearance in the LGBT+ BAFTA award winning film ‘Pride’.

He is perhaps better known more locally for his association with the championship winning Friary Brass Band to which he is a former member and regular guest player.

Matthew is also the resident conductor and band trainer of the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band. His first appearance conducting a brass band at a contest in October 2019 saw him lead the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band to a first place win in a field of twelve bands. This was also the band's first major contest appearance since 1982. This was a significant achievement in the history of the band.

As a result of this success the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band was accepted into the Third Section of the Regional Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in 2020.

Contact Matthew

Address: Camberley
Surrey
GU15 3LS
Phone: 07725817150
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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