Music Directors

John Bell


John Bell - Music Arranger and Leader of Saxophonous. Former Music Director Marchwood Prelude Orchestra and Saxophonous
John studied the clarinet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and having taught for most of his professional life, went on to become a teaching fellow at Southampton University. John is also an accomplished drummer and has worked with or alongside many top artists including Kenny Ball, Monty Sunshine, Acker Bilk and the Duke Ellington and the Count Basie Orchestras. His work with disadvantaged people of all ages is widely recognised. John writes and arranges most of the music that Marchwood Prelude play, tailoring it to meet the abilities of the players.


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