The Farnworth and Walkden Brass Band are thrilled to announce the appointment of their new conductor Luke Pallister, continuing a strong history of supporting young musicians at the start of their careers. 

Luke already has a strong CV behind him playing in the Salvation Army from the age of 7 at Nottingham WBMH corps. At 18 he joined Stamford Brass on principal cornet before moving to Birmingham Conservatoire to study for 2 years. He joined Fodens in February 2017 and loves every opportunity he gets from his cornet position there.

Moving to the RNCM in September 2017 to gain more opportunities in playing and conducting led him to his conducting post at Farnworth.

Luke has told the band, “I feel very privileged to be given the chance to take Farnworth and am already impressed by the work ethic of the band. I am looking forward to taking the band into the 2nd section at Preston in January and then beyond. I have an exciting programme of concerts and contests planned for the band and can’t wait to get properly started once the Christmas season has finished. I believe the band have huge potential and I am ready to help maximise that potential.”