Horwich RMI Band

 Re-established 2016

Horwich RMI Band


 Champions of  Great Britain 1922​


Vacancies:-  A sensible balance of Contest and Concert work ahead creates the need to add another Percussionist to the team -  Applications / enquiries in confidence via our 'Contacts' Page.




Before graduating from Hull University in 2011, he had already won numerous National and World titles with Smithills School Senior Brass Band. His interest in conducting began at just 14 when he conducted at the Royal Albert Hall for Music For Youth’s National School’s Proms (Last Night) becoming the youngest person ever to complete this engagement.
Since that time he has been Musical Director, and made numerous guest engagements across the UK, for Hull University (HU) Symphony Orchestra, HU Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Hessle Sinfonia, Radcliffe Brass Band, Tottington (Public) Band, East Riding of Yorkshire Band and The Eagley Band. From July 4th of 2016, Matthew has become musical director of new Horwich RMI Band. He looks forward to a successful partnership both in rehearsal, and on stage, with the many talents within the band.



Meet our Conductor, Players and Support Team

Born in Bolton, Matt Ryan is an accomplished conductor, tuba player and pianist brought up through the brass bands of the town.

Matt Ryan - Musical Director, Horwich RMI Band