Stan Lippeatt – Musical Director
Born in Hemsworth, South Yorkshire, Stan for many years was the Flugel Horn player with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. As a player and soloist for Grimethorpe, Stan featured in many of the bands comic routines and as a conductor Stan regards entertaining the audience a main priority.
Stan was also privileged to have been the Flugel Horn player with the Kings Of Brass. His distinguished playing career brought many successes, but his proudest moment was performing the world premiere of John Golland’s Flugel Concerto in Southwell Minster, A work Stan himself commissioned.
Stan’s conducting career started in 1983 with the Grimethorpe Colliery Junior Band. He left both the Senior and Junior bands in 1987 to become the Musical Director of the Thoresby Colliery Band, a position he held for 17 years.
As a player and conductor Stan has performed at almost all the UK band competitions with numerous successes. He has toured extensively including visits to Austria, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Yugoslavia, Italy and Switzerland.
As an adjudicator Stan has officiated at the National and Regional Championships, the British and Scottish Open Championships as well as numerous others both in the UK and abroad.
Stan took up the baton at Hatfield in 2012 during a troubled time for the band due to the ill health and subsequent death of long time conductor and friend of Stan’s, Graham O’Connor. Since then the band has gone from strength to strength.