Premier appoint Stephen Creighton as head of marching education
31 March 2015
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Creighton as our new head of marching education.
Stephen is the lead drummer of the world renowned St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band from Dublin, Ireland who are the current holders of the Champion of Champions Grade 1 drumming title. Recognised for his musicality and tonal perfection, Stephen has won two World Grade 1 titles as well as the British, European, Scottish and seven All-Ireland Grade 1 titles. As an accomplished soloist, he has consistently been ranked in the top 12 senior drummers for 22 of the last 24 World Solo Champions.
The newly created position will see Stephen’s responsibilities include the development of a marching education programme, creating a long-term strategy that will strengthen the Premier brand and its relationship with players, partners and tutors. The programme will also focus on creating tuition aids for players and teachers whilst working closer with community and charitable outreach projects to further promote Premier within the marching drum community.
In addition, Stephen will join Premier’s product development team to work closely alongside Keith Keough, generating ideas for the improvement of current pipe band products, and identifying opportunities for new products that can be added to the range.
“Having performed on Premier’s world-class products for a number of years, I am thrilled by this appointment,” said Stephen. “This is an exciting opportunity to pass on my experience and knowledge, taking Premier to ever greater heights, whilst championing the importance of music education.”
Vikki George, Premier’s general manager commented, “We’re delighted to be working with Stephen. We’ll be able to further develop our overall education programme and enhance our current range of pipe band products. Stephen’s commitment and enthusiasm are infectious which mean he will play a key part in ensuring Premier’s continued success.”