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Duncan A. Beckley


Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher

Duncan A. Beckley

Contact details

26 Ruskin Avenue, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, WF1 2BD

  07973 389707

More about Duncan A.

Duncan was born in London but moved shortly afterwards to Wakefield, West Yorkshire where his love for music grew into a passion and a profession. He started playing the Flugel horn at ten years of age and progressed to the tuba, which he played with many brass bands. He is now a conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator.

Duncan is a member of The Royal College of Music and a Fellow of Trinity College of Music. He also gained a degree in Music from Sheffield University and holds a P.G.C.E. from Leeds University.

As a conductor he travels widely conducting bands throughout Great Britain gaining five National Championships (Lower Sections), three in England and two in Northern Ireland. He has been Musical Director for Newstead Welfare Band (Top Section) for the last 15 years achieving many successes during that time. He is a member of the NABBC.

Duncan is also a member of the national adjudicating panel and has adjudicated at National and Area level. He is in increasing demand as an adjudicator which he greatly enjoys and would like to develop further. Duncan is a member of ABBA.

He was Musical Director for the national tour of ‘Brassed Off’, finishing at The National Theatre, London. He also conducted the band, which appeared in the film ‘The Full Monty’ and has also made other TV appearances.



Gresley Colliery Band -

Friday 26 October • Holy Trinity Church, Kilwardby St, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 2FR

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band - Wokingham Choral Academy

Saturday 27 October • Waingels College,. Woodley RG5 4RF

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Besses o th Barn Reunion Band

Saturday 27 October • Bury Parish Church. The Rock, Bury Bl9 0ah

Black Dyke Band - Leicester (De Montford Hall)

Saturday 27 October • De Montford Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU

The Fairey Band - Annual Concert

Saturday 27 October • St Mary's Church. Church St, Beaminster DT8 3BA DT8 3BA


October 23 • Percussionist (Timp,tuned &/or kit) and Cornet player wanted to complete full line-up for Devon's highest ranked band. Practice is Mon&Thu in Lympstone, Exmouth. Sponsorship means we can mainly concentrate on high profile gigs and 4-5 competitions a year.

The Corsham Band

October 23 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. Second or Third Cornet position available.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

October 22 • TROMBONE Required to join with immediate effect under the guidance of our New MD Peter Kench we are looking forward to a bright future in the Yorkshire 1st Section. If your looking for a hard working but fun band then why not pop along for a blow !!

Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer