Let us introduce you to some of the team!
Music Director and Conductor: Daryle Lowden
Daryle grew up in Plymouth, Devon and from an early age played in school and youth bands in the area. He enlisted into the army in 1988, serving for a total of twenty four years mainly as a Clarinettist in the Band of the Welsh Guards, based in London. For the past sixteen years Daryle has been a member of the Barnes Concert Band, many of them as Principal Clarinet. He was delighted to be appointed as Musical Director in November 2018.
Committee Chair and Clarinet: Andrea Lee
Andrea's schooldays were crammed with playing clarinet in concert bands, ensembles and orchestras for local shows. Then her career as a government economist took priority, until the Band offered an opportunity to start playing again. Andrea recently took a music course with the Open University/Trinity Laban Conservatoire [which gave her experience in conducting the Band] and now studies arts management - perfect experience for our Committee Chair! Andrea says "It means a lot to me that the Band is welcoming to new players and we support each other to learn and improve our musicianship." At our regular band socials, we'll raise a glass to that!