38, was born in Perth, Scotland. He is a second generation Bandsman. His father,
Roddy played horn for SCWS during their successful period at the end of the 1950s.
Ewan began his brass-playing career on cornet at the age of 6 and soon moved to
the Tenor Horn.
Ewan joined the Heath band in 1975 on Tenor
Horn when he became a pupil of Terry Hext and was subsequently appointed Principal
Horn of the Bedford Town Band at the age of 15. Ewan went on to become principal
horn of John Laing (Hendon), Halls Oxford Concert, Morrells Concert Brass, now
known as Kidlington Concert Brass, and The Hanwell Band.
become Resident conductor of the Hanwell band in May 1998. During this time he
revitalised the band, both numerically and musically, resulting in them winning
the Aylesbury contest in December 1998, their championship section win since 1987.
In January 1999 Ewan was invited to become Musical Director of the Staines Band.Under
his direction the band, which had not contested for 18 months, was placed in the
prizes at The Isle of Wight Entertainment contest, Weston Folkestone, Crawley
and the Area contests. Ewan conducted Staines at the National Finals at the Albert
Hall in 2000. He has also been a guest conductor for the Flowers band.
January 2001 Ewan took the first rehearsal of the newly formed Capital Concert
Brass and was invited to become their musical director. In their first contest
at Reading, that year, the band won the prize for the highest placed first section
band playing Philip Sparkes Partita. In 2002 Ewan took over as Musical Director
of the Flixton Band.
Ewan is married and he and Kerri have
one son, James. He works as director of clinical and regulatory affairs for Intercytex