© 2017 Beckenham Concert Band
Beckenham Concert Band

About Us

The Beckenham Concert Band

was founded in 1977 by Ken

Messenger. Over the years the

band has continued to grow and

now draws from a regular

membership of over forty

musicians.

The Band averages around eight

concerts per year, many of these

performances, both indoor and

outdoor, are in aid of local

charities. Venues such as the

bandstands of the Royal Parks,

Southwark Park and on the sea

front at Eastbourne and Brighton

have featured in our summer

seasons.

The Beckenham Concert Band

has also been invited to perform

at corporate and national

charitable events for

organisations such as  The

Children’s Society, Great Ormond

Street Hospital, RNLI, St

Christophers’ Hospice, the

London Open House Weekend

and Sodexo.

Dwight Pile-Grey  Musical Director

Dwight began playing the French Horn at the age of 12. He took a performance degree at Trinity College of Music, where he received tuition from some of the country’s finest horn tutors, and where he also studied conducting. During this time Dwight performed with the Junge Europe Philharmonie in Germany, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He also played with a number of Opera companies, both home and abroad, together with a variety of ensembles including a brass quintet, woodwind quintet and a horn, violin and piano trio. On completion of his degree in 2005, Dwight joined the Corps of Army Music and, after graduating from the Royal Military School of Music, took up his first post with the Band of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He currently serves with the Band of the Grenadier Guards whilst pursuing a varied freelance career performing, teaching and performing with his own ensemble the Apollo Wind Quintet. Dwight is a regular guest conductor of the Blackfriars Sinfonia and M.D. of the Chalfont Concert Wind Band. Dwight currently studies conducting with Adrian Brown and in 2015 was awarded a scholarship to pursue his Masters in conducting at The London College of Music.
© 2017 Beckenham Concert Band

About

The Beckenham Concert Band was founded in 1977 by Ken Messenger. Over the years the band has continued to grow and now draws from a regular membership of over forty musicians. The Band averages around eight concerts per year, many of these performances, both indoor and outdoor, are in aid of local charities. Venues such as the bandstands of the Royal Parks, Southwark Park and on the sea front at Eastbourne and Brighton have featured in our summer seasons. The Beckenham Concert Band has also been invited to perform at corporate and national charitable events for organisations such as  The Children’s Society, Great Ormond Street Hospital, RNLI, St Christophers’ Hospice, the London Open House Weekend and Sodexo.

Musical Director

Dwight Pile-Grey was appointed as the Band’s Musical Director in 2016. Dwight began playing the French Horn at the age of 12. He took a performance degree at Trinity College of Music, where he received tuition from some of the country’s finest horn tutors, and where he also studied conducting. During this time Dwight performed with the Junge Europe Philharmonie in Germany, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He also played with a number of Opera companies, both home and abroad, together with a variety of ensembles including a brass quintet, woodwind quintet and a horn, violin and piano trio. On completion of his degree in 2005, Dwight joined the Corps of Army Music and, after graduating from the Royal Military School of Music, took up his first post with the Band of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He currently serves with the Band of the Grenadier Guards whilst pursuing a varied freelance career performing, teaching and performing with his own ensemble the Apollo Wind Quintet. Dwight is a regular guest conductor of the Blackfriars Sinfonia and M.D. of the Chalfont Concert Wind Band. Dwight currently studies conducting with Adrian Brown and in 2015 awarded a scholarship to pursue his Masters in conducting at The London College of Music.
Beckenham Concert Band