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 2001, Alan won the Scottish heat of the NABBC Conductor Competition, going on to represent Scotland at the NABBC finals in 2003. More recently, Alan 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 Aveley & Newham Band, Bon-Accord Silver Band, Redbridge Brass, Aarhus Brass Band and Tokyo Brass Concord. As a composer, he has written for groups such as the Paragon Ensemble, the Hebrides Ensemble, the Kirkintilloch Band and the all-female trumpet quartet, Bella Tromba.
In 2014, Alan was accepted as a member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators following accreditation. From 2006-2013 he was the musical director of Regent Brass, 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 the role in January 2021.
As well as conducting Regent Brass, he is currently the Director of Music at St Ignatius College in Enfield and is Musical Director of Enfield Brass Band and the City of London Symphonic Winds.
Regent Brass – Paul Archibald (Emeritus)
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.