Musical Directors

Regent Brass – Alan Duguid

Alan is a Scottish conductor and composer based in London. A native of Aberdeen, Alan attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from 2000-2005, studying composition with Dr Gordon McPherson and Rory Boyle and conducting with Alasdair Mitchell.
In 2003 he represented Scotland at the NABBC Conductor Competition following victory at the Scottish heat and also reached the quarter final of the 2011 European Conductor Competition in Montreux, representing the UK at this prestigious event.
Alan has worked with a number of bands in the UK and overseas, including the Aarhus Brass Band, Aveley & Newham Band, Bon-Accord Silver Band, Redbridge Brass and Tokyo Brass Concord. He previously conducted Regent Brass between 2006-2013, presiding over a very successful period which saw the band rise to the Championship Section, being crowned the London & Southern Counties Champions in 2013 and representing the south-east at the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall. He returned to work with the band again in January 2021.
Alan is frequently in demand to judge at competitions in the UK and overseas and is a member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators. He is also an executive member of the Brass Band Conductor Association, acting as representative for the South-East. As well as working with brass bands, he conducts the City of London Symphonic Winds and is Head of Academic Music at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ school in Elstree.

Regent Brass – Paul Archibald (Emeritus)

paul-archibaldPaul Archibald became Musical Director Emeritus in 2020 following his professional move to Thailand, and a successful six year tenure as Musical Director.

A professional Trumpet Player and educator, Paul is also an accredited artist with Geneva Group and was instrumental in establishing the band’s new link with Geneva Group.

For more information on Paul and to keep up to date with his various projects, see the following:


Regent Community Brass – Simon Tong

Simon Tong is a trumpet player based in London. He specialises on both modern and natural trumpets and is a versatile performer in many different styles from Baroque through to pop music.​ He graduated from the Royal Academy of music with a Bmus and MA where he studied under James Watson, Rod Franks, Mark David and Robert Farley. Simon also studied recording editing orchestration and arranging which is where his interest in composition began.​ Simon is also an instrumental teacher with pupils around the city at all levels. He has pupils from beginners through to university levels and teaches at all ages.

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