Gary Fountain

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Our new Resident Conductor!

After several months of persuading and deliberating Youth Brass 2000 are thrilled to announce the appointment of Gary Fountain to the position of Resident Conductor to work alongside our Artistic Director of Music Chris Jeans.

Gary is a person and a player for whom we have had huge respect for many years and a connection that goes back to a time his sons James and Thomas held Principal Cornet positions within the band.

Gary has an incredible list of personal playing highlights and a remarkable history of training young brass players over many years.

This appointment completes our “Dream Team” we really can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Don Collins Chairman YB2K


Speaking of the appointment, Artistic Director of Music Chris Jeans commented: “Gary Fountain has earned a reputation as one of the finest top class soprano cornet players in the world, and it was immediately clear for me that he was the perfect choice for the resident conductor position at Youth Brass 2000.
I am sure with Gary’s input the future of YB2K will be in very safe hands.
He will give these young musicians a brilliant grounding, creative qualities and excellent performance skills.
I know he will help young and older musicians to connect with themselves and others by encouraging communication through their musical development.
I am so pleased that Gary is onboard and really looking forward to the journey!”

2 Responses

  1. Steven from Sydney, Australia
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    It appears as though Gary Fountain is also a member of The Salvation Army in the UK. Is that correct? Do his white twisted eppaulets also not indicate his position is that of a Bandmaster of a Salvation Army Citadel / Corps Band as well? I’d like to know more.

    • YB2K admin
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      Hi there – sorry about the delay – emails from our site have been flagged as spam for some reason! I’m afraid I can’t tell you a great deal about Gary, other than he is definitely involved with the Salvation Army. We are absolutely delighted to have secured his services – he will be a huge asset to the band.
      Regards – Chris N Stephenson – Youth Brass 2000 Admin Manager.

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