The Bandmaster

Bandmaster Glenn Barlow

As Bandmaster, Glenn Barlow has led the North York Temple Band through a period of exciting ground breaking milestones, the results of which have been ministry opportunities to a much larger audience most often times outside of an army setting.

From the leading of events such as the annual 1000 voice “Big Sing” event at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, to providing the National Anthems at the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs, through his leadership, the band has enjoyed a time of fruitful and high exposure ministry.

As Bandmaster, Glenn Barlow has always maintained a high integrity that has been reflected in his bandsmen, and as such, an equal footing is always given to the bands Sunday responsibilities from open air hospital ministry to the Sunday morning meeting.

This model leadership has resulted in much blessing from the Lord and the band is fortunate to have many young people, in fact, over two thirds of the band is under the age of thirty.

Educated at the renowned Royal Academy of Music in London, he gained his Bachelor of Music (Honours) and LRAM, FTCL, LGSM and ALCM diplomas. During his tenure at the Academy, Glenn was a member of the Enfield Citadel Band as its Soprano cornet player under the direction of Bandmaster James Williams MBE.

His conducting has not been limited to the brass band idiom, having conducted the Colorado Symphony, Vancouver Symphony as well as a performance of the rarely heard Mahler Symphony No.8 (Symphony of a Thousand) at London’s Royal Festival Hall.