Our Conductor

Brendan Gudgeon

In the summer of 2022 Director of Music John Brown (a musician in the Corps of Army Music) was posted at short notice to a band a long way from Aylesbury, leaving Aylesbury Band without a conductor for the Vale Park Proms in August. Fortunately we were able to call upon Brendan Gudgeon to conduct the concert. Brendan is also a musician in the army, where he played percussion in the Band of the Irish Guards until he was promoted to Warrant Officer Bandmaster of the band. He has been associated with Aylesbury Band for several years, including conducting the Vale Park Proms in 2019 and 2021. Following the concert we invited Brendan to be our new Director of Music, which he was happy to accept.