Duncan Beckley joins the Music Panel

Kapitol Promotions announces that the well-respected conductor and adjudicator Duncan Beckley has been invited to join their Music Panel, which chooses the set test-pieces for the Regional Championships & Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

Duncan is a conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator, and is a leading member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators. He is a member of The Royal College of Music and a Fellow of Trinity College of Music, and his qualifications include a degree in Music from Sheffield University, a P.G.C.E. from Leeds University, and a MA in Education from Leeds University.

Music Panel Chairman, Philip Morris said: “Duncan’s musical experience will be a great asset to the Panel, and we look forward to working with him”.

Speaking about his appointment, Duncan commented: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with this Panel of experienced musicians, and I look forward to using my knowledge from the band room in a whole new context”.

He joins the current Panel, which consists of the following members:

Philip Morris (Chairman)

Tim Jones (Administrator)

Brian Buckley

Dr Robert Childs

Samantha Harrison

John Maines

Sandy Smith

The Panel’s next task is to choose the set test-pieces for the 2023 Regional Championships, to be held across Great Britain next February & March to decide the Finals 2023 qualifiers.