Nigel Partridge started with Long Melford Silver Band as Musical Director in January 2018.
Nigel retired from teaching in 2009 and was the Head of Music at Newport Free Grammar School for twenty-five years, he had the privilege of leading many diverse groups from all types of choirs through to a Big Band.
On the day of his retirement a letter dropped onto his desk asking if he was interested in becoming the Musical Director of Saffron Walden Town Band. He had promised himself a term off from music-making but felt the opportunity was too good to miss. He went for an audition and started with the band in September.
In 2012 Nigel founded the Treble C Community Choir in Clare where he is also currently Musical Director. He is also a local Church Organist