John Starkes

John plays brilliant on the Willson Euphonium!
John Starkes has had a distinguished career as a Euphonium player for many years.  Having been brought up in Scotland, he first achieved distinction playing in the renowned Govan Salvation Army Band.  This was followed by moving south to Bournemouth where he became a member of the Boscombe Salvation Army Band, of which he has been the principal Euphonium for the last ten years.   As such he has performed both with bands and as a soloist throughout the United Kingdom as well as internationally, including visits to the Netherlands, Sweden, the USA, Canada, Norway and Denmark.  Whilst having been a consistent member of these Salvation Army bands, has has also been Principal Euphonium of the Egon Virstuosi Band, the Fuoco Brass Band, and is also currently the principal Euphonium of the Clarence Adoo Brass Band.   He also finds time to play as the Principal of the Bournemouth Concert Brass Band.  John’s work as an ensemble player and as a soloist is in high demand and he is well known for his high standards and total consistency. 
 
John Starkes plays on a Willson 2960TA-UK euphonium.