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Our MD


Chris Bearman has had a long association with the band as principal Eb tuba.


Chris is a freelance musician, performing on tuba and as a conductor and teacher. He graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2009 and in 2010 received a scholarship to study for a post graduate diploma in performance at the Royal College of Music.

Since graduating he has performed with various groups of many different styles, having worked with Superbrass, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, at the London Jazz Festival, as a soloist for Malcolm Arnold's 80th Birthday Concert and live performances on BBC Radios 2 and 3.

As a conductor, Christopher has worked with brass bands, ensembles and orchestras in the London area and he was appointed Musical Director of Regent Community Brass in 2014.


Christopher is also involved in music education, having worked with London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC in workshops, as well as music services in London and the surrounding counties.

Taking on the role of Resident Conductor in May 2018 Chris lead the band for concerts, and in January 2020 took on the challenging task to lead the band at the Butlins Mineworkers Contest held at Skegness. The band were awarded 3rd place overall and gained many plaudits for the sound and presentation at this tough contest.

Chris was appointed as MD In 2021 with the band continuing to achieve good contest results in the 2022 Area Contest that sent the band on to the Albert Hall for the finals.

The band's 10th placing was a fabulous result in a strong field.

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