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

Flute/Piccolo

Natalie Brayshaw 

Clare Finbow

Charlene Hales

Kenneth Knox

Sally McDonald

Megan Phillips

Emilia Reid

Oboe

Kathryn McDonald

 

Bassoon

Rosie Hart

 

Clarinet

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

 

Trumpet

Linnie Sedgwick

Brenda Sheerin

 

Trombone

Wilson Buchanan

Fiona Jorgenson

Patrick McGlone

Alastair McNeill

 

Euphonium

Monica Boyd

Stephen Kenny

 

Tuba

James Gow

Percussion

Hannah Berry

John Brady

Caroline Masson