Nigel Boddice M.B.E., Hon. A.R.A.M.



Nigel Boddice

Nigel Boddice MBE, Hon. A.R.A.M., enjoys a busy, impressive, and enterprising conducting career.

For his musical input and work with the youth of Scotland generally and West Lothian in particular, Nigel has been awarded the MBE in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours.

For much of the last ten years has enjoyed travelling throughout Europe to conduct bands of all combinations. Highlights include the appointment as Chief Conductor to the Royal Norwegian Navy Band where for seven years he helped to develop a far reaching reputation for the ensemble whilst discovering new music, working alongside international soloists and cutting six excellent cd's which have all received fine reviews.

Back home in Scotland Nigel has enjoyed the standards set at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with both wind and brass orchestras, the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland for some six years, and the two much heralded cd's Celebrations and The Gathering cut by the West Lothian Celebrity Winds, featuring many fine contemporary works from in particular Scottish composers. In recognition of this noted development work the R.S.A.M.D. invited Nigel to join the conducting faculty where he presently enjoys and performs a valued role with all ensembles as required.