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Our Conductor

Martyn Patterson (Conductor)

Martyn Patterson

Cardiff born and bred, Martyn started playing baritone at the age of 10. By the age of 14 he was offered the switch to euphonium for the Champion Band of Wales at the time, BTM Band. He then went on to study euphonium, piano and composition at Huddersfield University under Geoffrey Whitham.

On returning to Wales in 2003, he joined his old friends and family at the newly promoted Tongwynlais Temperance Band.  At “Ton”, Martyn was a driving force as a player, soloist and band trainer for their rise to the British Open contest and achieving 4th place at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012.  


Martyn has since played solo euphonium with many of the top brass bands in the country, namely Tredegar, Desford, (with whom he still has affiliations where he is featured as a soloist and tutor on their tours of SE Asia) and the Cory Band.  With Cory he won both the European and National Championships and came a close second place in most others. And not to mention a busy but hugely exciting tour of Australia.

Martyn is proud to be a performing artist for Yamaha Music UK and a performance ambassador to Mercer & Barker mouthpieces.   


Martyn now sits principal euphonium with the Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh in which he enjoys touring Europe and of course stepping on the hallowed turf of the Principality Stadium for the anthems at Welsh rugby internationals!


In February 2023, Martyn decided to start his conducting career with the Forest of Dean Band.  “I’m looking forward to what 2024 holds for this friendly and highly motivated group of people.  I can’t think of a more supportive band to kick start my conducting career”

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