Reflections on “Weston” is a new composition by the renowned US conductor and composer, Jack Stamp. It was commissioned by Eynsford Concert Band in the UK and is dedicated to the memory of former clarinet player Gordon “Joe” Stafford.
It was premiered at The SPACE, Sevenoaks on the 15th December 2019 but this video recording is taken from a workshop rehearsal at the venue two months beforehand.
DR JACK STAMP recently retired from full-time employment as Professor of Music and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducted the Wind Ensemble and taught courses in graduate conducting. He recently served as Visiting Professor of Music at Luther College and, prior to this, was adjunct faculty for three years at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Jack received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from IUP, a Master’s in Percussion Performance from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from Michigan State University where he studied with Eugene Corporon.
In 1996, he received the Orpheus Award from the Zeta Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha for service to music and was named a “Distinguished Alumnus” of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2000, he was inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and was awarded the title of “University Professor” for the 2008-2009 academic year at IUP, the highest award the university gives to a professor.
Jack continues to be active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and composer. He is also the founder and conductor of The Keystone Wind Ensemble, a group dedicated to recording forgotten American band classics.
Following our working relationship, we are delighted that Dr. Jack Stamp has agreed to become an Honorary Patron of Eynsford Concert Band.
We would also like to congratulate Jack on his recent appointment as “Composer in Association” to the Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band.