Music Advisors and Artistic Directors

Since it was founded in 1952 the Band has had just six Music Advisors / Artistic Directors.

Dr Denis Wright OBE (1952 to 1967)

Geoffrey Brand (1967 to 1975)

Arthur Butterworth (1975 to 1984)

Dr. Roy Newsome (1984 to 2001)

Elgar Howarth (2001 to 2006)

Bramwell Tovey (2006 to date)

Professor Nicholas Childs has been the Music Director of the children's band since its formation in 2005.