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Stanley Westh


The principal cornet of the Concord Band has also performed with many of Europe’s top brass bands and is a familiar face in the UK having played with the likes of the Fairey Band in the past. 

His musical reputation as a solo and ensemble performer has been built on acclaim from fellow players, leading conductors and critics alike; helping Concord Band to the 2013 Danish National Championship title, winning the ensemble contest in AaMuk 2011 and 2013, being named ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ in 2011 and 2010, and taking the main soloist prize at the 2010 Swedish National Championships. In 2015 he won the audition for cornet at the “Den Kongelige Livgardes Musikkorps” in Copenhagen.


Michelle Rakers


American born conductor Michelle Rakers was the Senior Assistant Director for “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra from 2004 - 2018. In that capacity, she led the band and orchestra in countless high-profile programs at the White House, in Washington, D.C., and across the country. She conducted ensembles for White House State Dinners, advised and conducted ensembles for White House ceremonies, and led the band on many national tours.

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