"Standard Bearers" Highlight the Music of Mackereth

The Coventry City Band, under the direction of Bandmaster Stephen Whitmore, has released STANDARD BEARERS, a compact disc recording containing thirteen compositions by Salvationist composer Andrew Mackereth. One of the rising young stars of the brass band composing world, Mackereth served as the the Composer-in-Residence at Coventry City in 2000. He currently serves as the corps bandmaster at Nuneaton Citadel.


All pieces composed/arranged by Andrew Mackereth.

  • Forward!
  • Walking in the Light
  • Fall Afresh
  • Pilgrimage of Youth
  • Exaltation
  • I’ll Be a Light
  • Keep Me Praising
  • Standard Bearers
  • Time to Shine
  • Deep and Wide
  • Celebrate
  • Millenium Flourishes
  • Cheer Up

Andrew R. Mackereth

Born in 1965 to Salvation Army officer-parents, Andrew Mackereth led a well-traveled youth, including four years in Zambia. In 1982, he began advanced musical training at the Newcastle College of Arts and Technology, participating in the Certificate in Brass Band Studies course. Further musical education ensued at the Birmingham School of Music (now the Birmingham Conservatoire), where he studied trombone, percussion, composition and conducting. He was awarded the Bernhard Brown Memorial Composition Prize during his fourth year.

Upon completing his education, Mackereth turned to the education of others, beginning a career as a teacher. He is currently the Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator for the Sandwell Local Education Authority. In addition to having several compositions published in the Salvation Army brass band journals, Mackereth is a featured composer for Blow and Believe Publications.

Salvationist Online (20 April 2002)
Blow and Believe Publications web site