The band is delighted to encompass a broad age-range in its membership, drawn from all walks of life. The band is run by a committee of generous volunteers.
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The band’s Musical Director is MICHAEL J. PEGRAM FVCM, ARCM, psm (hons.) Michael started his professional career with the band of Her Majesty’s Welsh Guards in 1971 and toured extensively with them. During his time with the guards he studied with Denis Wick, principal trombone with the LSO and professor of trombone at the Guildhall, London.
In 1977 he was accepted for the 3 year bandmasters’ course at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. He emerged with top honours, including the conducting prize and the coveted Worshipful Company of Musicians’ medal for the best student bandmaster. In 1980 he was appointed bandmaster of the Royal Regiment of Wales and later transferred to the 9th/12th Royal Lancers.
Michael is an established arranger & composer for band music and has worked both on radio and tv. He has also adjudicated brass and wind band competitions in England and Wales.
He recently retired from his position as Musical Director of the RAF Halton Band, an appointment he held from 1990. He was at one time an examiner for brass at Trinity Guildhall in London.
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