Mr Nigel Gibbon

Position: Head of Brass, Wind and Percussion
Department: Music
Qualifications: BSc City University

Contact Information:
Telephone: 01280 818112

Life before Stowe

I was Head of Brass at Shrewsbury for 26 years. In addition I was simultaneously Head of Brass at Berkhamsted School for 17 years. I also spent one or two days a week, for five or six years each, at Cheltenham College, St. Edward’s, and Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School.

What do you enjoy most about your subject?

I love to share my enthusiasm for something that I love doing.

What do you enjoy most about Stowe?

Stowe is a magical place, and Stoics are great to work with.

What is your favourite Lesson?

All of my pupils are different, and so are all of the groups. I love the variety.

What do others say about you?

At Shrewsbury I was described as a legend. Probably because I was there for such a long time! It’s too early to know what Stoics think...

Other hats

I am often seen in the swimming pool, and I try to go on DoE expeditions as often as I can.


I try to swim at least 1,000m every day. I enjoy cooking. I’m always happy in the mountains, either walking or skiing.

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