Patrick Rivers
Patrick RIvers
Patrick Rivers began his musical career with an 'apprenticeship' in the Salvation Army as solo pianist, horn player, and conductor. He was awarded a Batchelor of Music degree in composition and went into Military Band service as a euphonium player, pianist, and arranger.

He wrote for many publishers notably Off The Cuff (winner of the BBC's New Music for Brass in 1960) and Portrait of Brunel ( a test-piece commission in 1970). He has directed In-Service courses for teachers in school band training, correspondence courses in composing and arranging, and conducted a number of school bands. He has also been elected to the Advisory Council of the NSBBA, been a reader for Hinrischen Edition, and is a writer-member of the Performing Rights Society.

Having retired from his 50-year teaching career he was for a time principal euphonium and Associate Conductor of the Bourne Concert Band.