Aberdeen University Concert Band
Aberdeen University Concert Band is a community/ non-auditioned band, open to students and staff of the university, as well as anyone around, and out-with, the university. We always play a wide variety of music, from film scores, to concert band classics, and anything in between! Most recently, we have been conducted by Ashley Edwards, Eric Kidd and Mark James, with two successful concerts at the Beach Ballroom in 2018 and 2019.
We are delighted that this year, 2019/20, to be conducted by Sam Paul.
Sam Paul grew up in Aberdeen where he studied French horn with Kevin Cormack and piano with Morag Simpson and Joseph Long before going on to study chemical engineering at the University of Aberdeen. During his time at school he enjoyed several years in the National Youth Choir of Scotland and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. As part of the larger Aberdeen music community, he enjoys singing with Con Anima Chamber Choir and the St Machar’s and St Andrew’s Cathedral Choirs. He is a director of the Grampian Youth Orchestra, director and manager of Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble, and plays French Horn in various orchestras and wind bands in Aberdeen. Outside of engineering and music, Sam enjoys hillwalking, photography, sound engineering, and the occasional whisky.
We are thrilled to welcome him at the helm!