Kevin Edwards comes from Yorkshire, studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and University of York. He still lives in Yorkshire, having contributed much to the area's music, originally within Bands such as the James Shepherd Versatile Brass and Grimethorpe Band. Intermingled with his teaching career, Kevin has conducted the Vermuyden Concert Band based in Doncaster, freelanced with Such orchestras as BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Northern Radio Orchestra, played regularly with Opera North and its orchestra since the mid 80s, and played in a very varied selection of small ensembles, including DreamTiger the London based contemporary music group, and Cirrus, a quartet prepared to play literally anything "legal and decent"! Having retired as assistant director of Doncaster Schools' Music Service in 2009 is always looking for new challenges. Kevin has also taught in Germany, Norway and twice tutored the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland.