Musical Directors

VACANCY (The Tilbury Band)

Following the relocation of our former Musical Director, we are now recruiting for a new MD to drive the Band forward.  Further information can be found on our Vacancies page.


Steve Johnston (Tilbury Brass & Percussion Academy)


Gregory White (Bandmaster/Deputy MD)

Greg studied music at the Colchester Institute Centre for Music and Performing Arts where he was tutored in tenor trombone with Helen Vollam, piano with Francis Reneau and voice with Tarsha Cole. He became interested in conducting and studied under Christopher Phelps (himself a student of Herbert Von Karajan). Greg conducted both the Brass Band and Symphonic Wind Orchestra whilst at Colchester, working for two years as Student Leader of the Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

Leaving music college, Greg undertook teacher training at the Institute of Education, University of London. He kept his hand in working as a freelance teacher and conductor for Thurrock Music Services, conducting and organising their own Concert Band and Brass Ensembles as well as working as an Instructor and relief Conductor for the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps. Greg is now Director of Music at Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School and is Musical Director of Thurrock Spectrum Brass and the Essex Yeomanry Band.