Ian Colman (Musical Director)

Exploding Brass 2011 055Ian began his interest in Brass Bands at school at the age of 11 and in 1978 he joined Taverham Band as a 3rd Cornet player, progressing to Principal Cornet in 1983.

In 1992, at the age of 27, Ian was appointed Musical Director of the Band. Having spent 33 years with Taverham Band, Ian is the third longest serving member of today’s line-up.  He is married to Lisa and has 3 children  Emily, Matthew and Samuel.  Ian is employed as a Project Manager with Royal Bank of Scotland Group and lives in Ringland.

Ian’s enthusiasm and hard work over the past 21 years has helped the band to develop into one of Norfolk’s leading concert bands, with one of the highest memberships and attendance levels in the area.  Ian has produced and directed all of the Exploding Brass! concerts since they began in 1995.