Gary Glover ARCM
Glover started his musical career at the age of four - reaching up to the piano
keys and knocking out a tune. He took up the Cornet at school at the age of
eleven and quickly became a leading light in his local brass band "The
Tarmac Lyceum Brass Band" (Portsunlight). At sixteen he joined the Army as
a musician where he studied at the Junior School of Music at Bassingbourne in
Cambridgeshire. In 1981 he was awarded Bandsman of the Year.
several promotions, Gary
went off to study at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, having by
this time transferred to the Euphonium. He studied under several leading
musicians including Peter Wise, Rodney Bashford, George Evans and Trevor Sharp.
Whilst at Kneller Hall Gary also managed to scoop four top awards, including the
prestigious Worshipful Company of Musicians prize for the best overall Musician
on the course (comprising some 180 Army musicians), and the Cassel Medal for
academic studies including aural perception, harmony and instrumentation. It was
at Kneller Hall that
also developed a flare for conducting.
leaving Kneller Hall Gary served with the then named
Band (Royal Regiment of Fusiliers - Queen's Division) until he went on to join
the Nottinghamshire Police in 1985. Here, his talents were quickly identified
and he became resident Bandmaster as well as solo Euphonium, a position he held
for several years. In 1995 he was elected an Associate of the Royal College of
Music and in November 1998 became the Director of Music for the then
Nottinghamshire Police Wind Orchestra, now called the Nottinghamshire Police