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 – Chris Bearman
Chris Bearman is a freelance musician, performing on tuba, and as a conductor and teacher. He graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2009 and in 2010 received a scholarship to study for a post graduate diploma in performance at the Royal College of Music.
Since graduating he has performed with various groups of many different styles, having worked with Superbrass, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, at the London Jazz Festival, as a soloist for Malcolm Arnold’s 80th Birthday Concert and live performances on BBC Radios 2 and 3.
As a conductor, Christopher has worked with brass bands, ensembles and orchestras in the London area and he was appointed Musical Director of Regent Community Brass in 2014.
Chris is also involved in music education, having worked with London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC in workshops, as well as music services in London and the surrounding counties.