Alan Fernie, Composer & Arranger for Brass Music
Alan Fernie hails from Newtongrange, where he joined the local brass band as a youngster. He went on to study trombone at the Royal Academy and played for many of Scotland's leading orchestras.
Today, he is best known as one of the UK's leading arrangers and composers of brass band music. It is virtually impossible to find a brass band anywhere in Britain that has not played at least one of Alan's arrangements, and he continues to be asked to write new material for the UK's leading brass bands (e.g. arranging numbers for the celebrated Brass in Concert championships at Spennymoor).
Meanwhile, his work as a conductor has taken him all over Scotland and abroad. He recently travelled to Norway to conduct a band in the Norwegian Championships. Having first taken up the baton at Jedburgh some two years ago, Alan Fernie has lifted the standard of the band enormously. Alan is a consummate entertainer and is extremely popular with band members and audiences alike.