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Meet the BBCA Area Reps

The BBCA has six area representatives that can be contacted by email regarding conducting-related matters in your region:

 

London & Southern Counties

Alan Duguid

Alan is a conductor, composer, adjudicator and teacher based in Enfield, North London. He has worked with a range of bands across all sections in the UK and overseas, including Kingdom Brass, Tokyo Brass Concord, Aarhus Brass Band, Regent Brass, Redbridge Brass and the Aveley and Newham Brass Band. He currently works regularly as the MD of the Enfield Brass Band and City of London Symphonic Winds.

 

 

 

Midlands

Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock is a freelance conductor and brass tutor, working predominantly in Staffordshire and Cheshire. He is currently Musical Director of Audley Brass (2nd Section) and Lions Junior Brass.

 

 

 

North

David Thornton

DMA, BA/GradRNCM, PPRNCM

David is musical director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Senior Tutor in Brass Bands at the RNCM, a performing artist for Sterling Musical Instruments and a BBE trustee. He is regarded as one of the foremost euphonium players and teachers of his generation and has a global reputation as a performer and clinician.

 

 

Scotland

Stuart Black

 

 

Stuart Black is a Salford Uni alumni now living back in the Scottish Borders working as a conductor and brass teacher, most predominantly with Hawick Saxhorn band, Galashiels Town Band, various youth bands and Horn Tutor of the National Children’s Band of Scotland.

 

 

 

South West

Paul Holland

Paul Holland is the Musical Director of the Flowers Band and Professional Conductor of the Wantage Band.  He is regularly in demand as a conductor and adjudicator throughout the UK and Europe.

 

 

 

Wales

Geraint Barnes

 

Geraint Barnes is the conductor of the 4th Section Newbridge Celynen Brass Band as well as the Ricky Hunter Big Band.

 

   

Ireland

Brendan Breslin

 

Brendan Breslin is the Head of Connect for the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Ireland's leading conservatory. He is the course supervisor of the eCourse in Music Ensemble Direction, and project manager of RIAM Ensemble Fest. Prior to joining RIAM he performed as a member of the Band of An Garda Síochána, and is the Artistic Director of the Irish Youth Brass Band, Irish Film & Pops Orchestra, and the Dublin Concert Band. Brendan is a former winner of the NABBC Conducting competition in 2016, as well as a prize-winning composer and arranger.
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If you would like to be put in touch with your area representative, please email: member@bbe.org.uk

 

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