Alex Mortimer Euphonium Player / Conductor
Alex was born in HebdenBridge in 1905.
At the age of 10 Alex started playing various brass instruments on which he became proficient with the Luton Red Cross Band.
In 1923 the Luton band along with Alex became the National Champions.
He became the Euphonium Soloist with Fodens Motor Works Band in June 1924 and continued with the band until the 8 July 1943.
In 1924 he also joined the Halle Orchestra.
In 1934 he joined the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1949 Alex joined the Scottish C.W.S. Band and later in the year became Musical Director of Black Dyke Mills and winning the National Championships in 1951 with them
In 1954 Alex was appointed Musical director of C.W.S. Band (Manchester).
He also became an adjudicator and by 1959 he was a coach and teacher to fifteen bands.
In 1959 he was awarded the “Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians of the City of London”.
On the 14 January 1976 Alex Mortimer died at the age of 70.
RECORD MADE WITHOUT FODENS
C.W.S. (Manchester) Band
Rhapsody in Brass Fontana TFL 5108 (Mono) STFL 537
Brass Bounty Fontana TFL 5121 (Mono) STFL 547
Fantasia Fontana TFL 5158 (Mono) STFL 576
The Pick of Gilbert and Sullivan Fontana TFL 5181 (Mono) STFL 5181