Musical Director

Dave Coble (2009 to present) 

Dave joined the band in 2009 as its regular conductor after several guest appearances. He began his musical life in the Salvation Army band in Lowestoft, then joined HM forces and served with the Band of the Parachute Regiment and later with the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals. On leaving the Army he became a member of the Ransome and Marles works band in Newark, then moved to the Snibston colliery band which later became the very successful William Davis Construction Group band, with whom he played on many recording for BBC Radio 2 and 3 and who also won among other awards "BBC Band of the Year". 

The opportunity to conduct arose with Harborough brass band. During his time with the band they enjoyed significant success in competitions and in improving and promoting their concert performances. He has conducted and played for several other bands and groups in the MIdlands area. A trombone player, he continues to play with the Leicester Big Band and Ashby Big Band. He is also a member of Shepshed Lions club and sings in the Church choir of St Botolphs, Shepshed.


John Smith (2008 to 2009) 
John started playing the trombone at the age of 11 whilst at school in Great Barr, Birmingham. He later moved to leicestershire and has playing in various local brass bands and amateur orchestras throughout leicestershire as well as various pit orchestras for shows. He is currently also musical director for Melton Orchestra and plays regularly with Charnwood Orchestra.


Matthew Lax (2003 to 2008)
Matthew graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2003 where he studied music. Whilst there, Mathew concentrated his studies on trumpet performance and played in many of the University's ensembles including the two Symphony Orchestras, Wind Orchestra, Brass Ensemble and Big Band. As well as conducting the Loughborough Concert Band, Matthew also plays trumpet regularly with local ensembles including the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Derventuo Brass, and the Charnwood Orchestra. Matthew also regularly plays for musicals in the local area. In addition to his trumpet playing, Matthew is also an organist at St. Mary's Church, Nanpantan.