Paul Archibald has announced that he will be relinquishing his day to day role as Musical Director of Regent Brass to teach in Thailand as Head of Woodwind and Brass, Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok. Paul will remain connected to the band as Musical Director Emeritus, and he plans to return to London frequently outside of term times.

Speaking about his impending departure, Paul said, “The six years I have spent as Musical Director of Regent Brass have been a real highlight in my career as a professional musician. The members of the band are a passionate and committed group of musicians and, with the residency at DLD College in Westminster and the recent partnership with the Geneva Group now in place, the future looks bright for this excellent band. I would like to thank the management and players of Regent Brass for their support throughout this period and I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the band in my new role as Musical Director Emeritus.”

Neil Rossiter, Chairman of Regent Brass said, “We would like to thank Paul for his commitment and dedication. He has had a big influence on the development of Regent Brass, we look forward to continuing the fruitful relationship between us.”

We are now inviting applications for the post of Musical Director commencing January 2021. Please email Neil Rossiter with your application. Auditions will be held later in the year post lockdown.

Andy Kershaw has been appointed interim Musical Director up to the end of 2020.  Andy studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music. After graduating he was appointed principal Tuba of the Opera House in Santiago, Chile, and then returned to the UK in 2007 to build a freelance career. Andy has played with many of the country’s top orchestras and has a keen interest in historical performance playing for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Gabrieli Consort.   Andy also works as a Brass band Conductor. Successes have included gaining Bedford Town Band promotion to the championship section, Waterbeach Brass promotion to the second section and wins and high placed finishes with many other bands.