May 13th 2018
While we search for a new Musical Director,
the Beckenham Concert Band are very
pleased to announce the appointment of
Matthew O’Keeffe as guest conductor.
Matthew is a graduate of Kings College
London, with wide band, orchestral and vocal
conducting experience. He is the Founder
and Music Director of the Brixton Chamber
Orchestra, Lunchbreak Opera Company and
Scherzo Ensemble -- a 10 voice consort of
young professional soloists in training. He is
also the Choirmaster at The Centre for Young
Musicians and St Thomas of Canterbury
On being asked to act as guest conductor,
Matthew commented: “I’m delighted to be
given the opportunity of working with such a
capable concert band with a great deal of
musical ambition. I’ve always been a fan of
the repertoire and hope to learn much more.”
Matthew will be conducting the Band in
concert on Saturday 9th March in aid of the
Orpington Branch of the RNLI at Orpington
Methodist Church. Further details of this and
other concerts can be found on our Concerts
Could This Be You?
The Beckenham Concert Band is seeking to
appoint a Musical Director.
We are looking for a suitably qualified and
experienced musician to conduct and lead the
musical development of the band.
The role attracts a fee for weekly Tuesday
evening rehearsals and for each of the band’s
concerts. The Band is well organised with a
very supportive managing committee.
The successful candidate should have the
ability to inspire and enthuse an amateur
band, whose members have a range of
musical experience, and to participate
alongside the band’s committee to
create exciting opportunities for musical
development and performances.
The Beckenham Concert Band is a community
band performing to audiences in South East
London and beyond.
For further information please Email
for an information pack.
Applications will close on 15
with interviews and auditions taking place
The successful candidate must be able to take
up the post from the end of April 2019