Conductors Roll of Honour

Mr Pat O'Connell
Mrs Beverley Prankard
Mr Gary Rossiter
Mr Richard Scholfield
The band's Conductor / Musical Director / Bandmaster is the person responsible for holding the whole band together, guiding it musically, and bringing the best performance possible from all the musicians in the band. Here is a list of many of the principal conductors the band has had, when they served, and as most learnt their craft in the armed services, their regiment where known. In many cases conductors have remained in the band and returned to playing once they have stepped down from the role of musical director, and have taken the occasional practice or concert when the principal conductor is unavailable.
Conductor Years Regiment
Mr R.J.Marke (surname possibly Marks or Mark) Around
1896 - 1899
 
Mr B.Marke Around
1897
 
Mr J. Manley Around
22/08/1903
 
Mr Joseph Jackson (Competition conductor) Around
1905
 
Mr G.H.Thomas (Competition conductor?) Around
1906
 
Mr George Chapman (joined band 1904, died 1958 aged 84) pre 1918? 1929 - 1932  
Mr A. Snelling 1932 - 1934 Worcestershire Regiment
Mr Croft 1934 - 1935  
Mr Thomas W. (Tommy) Stopford 1936 - 1939
1945 - 1948
2nd Battalion Royal North Lancashire Regiment.
The Loyal Regiment
Mr Arthur H. Townsend 1948 - 1960/10  
Mr William Clement Goodwin B.E.M. 1960 - 1973 Grenadier Guards
Mr Benny Sweeney 1973 - 1978 Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers
Mr J. Colin Brown B.E.M. 1979 - 1997 Grenadier Guards &
Royal Engineers
Mr Joe Wallace 1998 - 2000 Royal Air Force
Mr Mike Boynton 2001 - 2002 Guards
Mr J. Colin Brown B.E.M.
Mr Dennis Gabbitus
2002 - 2003 Grenadier Guards & R.E.
West Yorkshire Regiment
Mr Neil Anderton 2004 Royal Engineers
Mr Richard Hubbert 2004 Royal Engineers
Mrs Beverley Prankard - Training band 2004 -  
Mr Frank Brennan
Mr Richard Scholfield
2005 - 2006 Royal Engineers
No permanent conductor, the following people conducted at practices & concerts:
Mr J. Colin Brown B.E.M.
Mr Mitchell Curtis
2006 - 2008 Grenadiers & R.E.

Irish Guards

Royal Engineers
Royal Engineers
Mr Alan Jones 2009 - 2010/09 Royal Engineers
Mr Graham Kier 2010/09 - 2010/12  
Mr Lee Fomes 2011/01 - 2011/09 Royal Engineers
Mr Andy Booth 2011/05 - 2013/11 Royal Engineers
Additionally, the following people conducted at practices & concerts:
Mrs Beverley Prankard
Mr Alan Jones
Mr J. Colin Brown B.E.M.
Mr John Ellmer
2011 - 2013  
Mr Alan Jones 2013/11 - Royal Engineers