Ian Raisbeck

Ian Raisbeck

Ian began playing the Cornet at an early age and quickly progressed through the brass banding culture of the North West before studying trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School and the Birmingham Conservatoire. He is currently teacher of Music & Music Technology at Sandbach School and has been a member of Foden's Band for over 10 years.

His interest in composition began at an early age, at the age of 16 his Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra was premiered by the RNCM Junior School Symphony Orchestra. In 2003 he was appointed 'Composer-in-Residence with the Lions Youth Brass; a partnership which has seen compositions regularly being performed by beginner, junior and youth band musicians at national competitions, on CD recordings and at concerts throughout the country.

Further compositions and arrangements have been performed by Foden's Band, Wessex Band Summer School and Armagh Brass Band Summer School and many more. In 2016 Ian composed/arranged a brand-new musical titled 'Yankee Doodle Boy' featuring the works of Irving Berlin. In 2018 and then again in 2019 Ian was awarded runner-up in the 'Copyright & Licensing Agency Shake-It-Up' national competition for music arrangements.

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