Two Trumpets, Horn in F or Tenor Horn in B Flat, Trombone or Euphonium & Tuba or B Flat Bass
Robin was born in Nottingham and studied music at London University and Bath Spa University. He has an ARCM diploma in Military Bandmastership. He learned the G Bass Trombone as a teenager, later switching to Tenor Trombone and playing in orchestras, theatre bands and big bands. As a schoolteacher he ran a children's Wind Band, which won a McDonald's Child of Achievement Award for their performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Robin's march The Music Makers was premiered by the Royal Doulton Band after it won the Owen Owen Composing Competition. In 2006 he enjoyed conducting his prize-winning March of the Heroes (scored for Handbells and Brass) at the 12th International Handbell Symposium in Brisbane, and conducting his march Olympic Gold (also scored for Handbells and Brass) at the 2012 Symposium in Liverpool. In 2008 he was a winner in the British Trombone Society's Composing Competition and his Dance Suite for Junior Trombone Quartet was premiered by trombone players from the Black Dyke Band. Robin's music for instruments and voices is published in both the UK and the USA. Now retired, as well as composing and arranging, Robin enjoys playing Trombone in the Bath Community Big Band and is an active member of the Bath Archery Club. His compositions include three works for orchestra and a number of pieces for small ensembles.