Jeff 'JB' Burton - Musical Director
Jeff Burton (aka "JB") native of California, started his professional career at the age of 17.
After high school, JB got a full scholarship to the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona completing degrees in Music Education. He became assistant band director for the University with a band of 450 members. After graduating from the University he returned to teach at his former school, Fountain Valley High School, with a band of 350 members.
In 1974 he started working for the Walt Disney company, both in California and then Florida until 2016. He was a professional tuba player for WDW for 30 years, with his last musical position as the leader of The Magic Kingdom Band. He rounded out his remaining years with the company as an Entertainment Manager, Educational Program Manager, Producer and Casting Director for musicians, until his move to the UK in 2016.
In addition to playing for Walt Disney company, JB also freelanced in the central Florida area in professional Orchestras, quintets, recording sessions and other ensembles. He also had a private lesson tuba studio of over 22 students for 35 years.
JB also played for USA nationally known TV shows and groups, including the Bob Hope band, Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band (yes the actual distillery band), "CBS this Morning show",and "Larry King Live Show".
JB moved to the UK with his wife so they could be closer to his wife's parents and family. JB now enjoys being MD with the St Erth band, and playing in other village bands. He is an active member of the Jollity Farm Band, playing turn of the century sing-a-long tunes and dixieland. He teaches private lessons to local musicians and is also building his brass instrument repair business.
The St Erth band are looking to grow the numbers of our members. We are looking for young and old musicians that have been playing for at least 1 1/2 -2 years. We hope in the near future that the St Erth band will start a beginners band, for those that would love to learn how to play before moving up to the ranks of this great band.