Wednesday 3rd June
RAF Honington Band
Having seen the recent departure of Bandmaster Ralph Brill, last week saw the first day in post of the new Bandmaster, Paul Jackson of RAF Honington Band.
Paul grew up surrounded by military music, his father was in both The Alamain Staff Band of the Royal Tank Regiment and The Band of the Scots Guards. Paul is a Bass Trombone player who has played in RAF Waddington Voluntary Band since the age of 13 where his father became Bandmaster upon leaving the Army.
Paul studied Music and Education Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln and focused his work on Performance, Conducting and Military Music.
Upon graduation, he was selected as a Director of Music within the Army Reserve and attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, commissioning into the Royal Logistic Corps. He is believed to have been the youngest Director of Music the Army has seen, regular or reserve.
Paul is thrilled to now be a Bandmaster at RAF Honington. He has been dedicated to the Voluntary Band Association since he was 13 years old and is very excited about what the future holds with RAF Honington.
Ceremonial News wish Paul all the best in his new role and look forward to working with him and the band in the coming years.
Photos with permission of RAF Honington Band