Our music would be nothing without the guidance and leadership of our Musical Director and Conductors
Musical Director and Concert Band Conductor
Clayton commenced his musical career playing the Euphonium in 1977 and two years later joined the Australian Army as an apprentice musician. While in the army, Clayton continued studying music gaining a Licentiate from Trinity College London on trombone in 1985 and in 1990 he successfully gained a Fellowship from Trinity College London. In 1995 after leaving the Australian Army, Clayton was appointed as the Principal Bass Trombone with Canberra Symphony Orchestra and enrolled in a Bachelor of Music course where he was awarded a Bachelor of Music with first class Honours from Newcastle University. Clayton has played with many excellent ensembles including the Percy Grainger Ensemble, NSW Ambulance Service Band, St Marys A Grade Brass Band, and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. He has extensive professional experience in ballet, orchestral, concert band, brass band, big and swing bands, rock band, and brass ensembles of various sizes.
Clayton has thirty years experience in conducting and has conducted top ensembles such as Canberra Wind Ensemble and Albury Concert Band where he started their woodwind quintet, brass ensemble and trombone choir. As a music educator Clayton has taught in New South Wales schools and held the position of Brass Lecturer at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music and the Murray Conservatorium of Music.
He has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast and he hopes to be able to pass on his knowledge of, and passion for music to other musicians and join with them in spreading entertainment and enjoyment through the community.
In July 2017 Clayton was appointed as Musical Director of the Buderim Concert Band which is fortunate to have Clayton's services and leadership and looks forward to a long and exciting partnership.
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