Tim brings with him an impressive pedigree, having served as Director of Music of The Band of the Blues and Royals from 2007 until retiring from the Army in 2011, and we are really looking forward to having him with us.
Tim joined the Gloucestershire Regiment in 1977 as an oboist. After training he served with the Glosters in Germany, Cyprus and UK. In 1983 he became an instructor at The Prince of Wales’s Division School of Music, and was then selected for the Bandmasters’ course. On graduating from The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, he was appointed Bandmaster of the Gordon Highlanders in Berlin. In 1994 he joined The Band of The Life Guards as Bandmaster and completed the five-month Household Cavalry equitation course.
Tim was commissioned in 2000 and returned to the Prince of Wales’s Division as Director of Music of the Lucknow Band. He was appointed Director of Music of The Band of The Blues and Royals, RHG/D in June 2007 and promoted to Major for the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Parade.
After a very successful career in the Army, Tim retired in April 2011 and, fortunately for us, settled on the South Coast. We count ourselves very lucky that he has decided on Chichester City Band as his next conducting challenge, and we are really looking forward to working towards our autumn/winter concert season, and to the new contesting year. (We’re only hoping he doesn’t have any ambitions to get us playing on horseback!)