Our Conductor

Our present conductor is Alastair McDonald.  Although a member of the legal profession Alastair is passionate about music and spends much of his spare time participating in musical activities.  He is an experienced player, accompanist, improviser and tutor on organ and piano and enjoys playing trombone and bass when time permits. He has been involved over the years directing and taking part  in numerous choral and instrumental groups. He very much enjoys the challenges of working as a musician in live musical theatre.  Alastair took over as our conductor is 2016 and has a desire to develop the band both in numbers of participating musicians and musical capability while remaining a strong advocate of the band’s community-based ethos. 

Present Members


Natalie Brayshaw 

Clare Finbow

Charlene Hales

Kenneth Knox

Sally McDonald

Megan Phillips

Emilia Reid


Kathryn McDonald



Rosie Hart



Louise Black

Rhona Finbow

Sharon Mackin

Lauren Mitchell

Maggie Smith

Jennifer Tate

Toni Valbonesi

Dorothy Williamson


Bass Clarinet

Iona Thomas


Alto Saxophone

Stacey Connell

Alan Grant

Brian McKenna

Susan Murray

Tenor Saxophone


Steph Dornan

Jessica Martin


Baritone Saxophone


Emma Alexander


French Horn

Claire Sproul



Linnie Sedgwick

Brenda Sheerin



Wilson Buchanan

Fiona Jorgenson

Patrick McGlone

Alastair McNeill



Monica Boyd

Stephen Kenny



James Gow


Hannah Berry

John Brady

Caroline Masson