CONDUCTORS of the Royal Marines Band were given a musical masterclass by one of the worlds best maestros.
Dr Nicholas Childs is the conductor of the world renowned Black Dyke Band and has won five national championships.
Yesterday he joined the 39-strong band at Portsmouth Naval base to put them through their paces.
Dr Childs said: ‘They are just a brilliant band. This is like being unleashed with a Ferrari.
‘In the world stakes of orchestras and bands they don’t come better than this, so for the conductors to come and practice your skills with a band like this they are very lucky.’
One of the conductors he coached was Hannah Trudgeon who said: ‘Being with the Band Masters means we focus on conducting.
‘Every time you get in front of the band, it just gets better and better.
‘It is amazing having Nicholas here and when he gave you a tip, you could instantly hear the difference.’