Jeremy has a very distinguished musical career.  He was involved with music at an early age, and by the age of tIMG 9478en was playing in several wind bands and orchestras on trumpet, trombone, euphonium, piano and violin.  He was awarded a musical scholarship with Buckinghamshire County Music Services. 

On leaving school, he joined The Band of the Life Guards, part of the Household Cavalvry.   While attending the Army's Military School of Music at Kneller Hall, Jeremy also gained the A.R.C.M. performers' diploma on euphonium - one of the first in the UK to achieve a distinction from the Royal College of Music.  

During his service with the Life Guards, Jeremy toured many parts of the world as a state trumpeter.  He played at many investitures at Buckingham Palace and sang for the Royal Family and their guests in the ballroom for the State Diplomatic Ball.  Jeremy also provided a music arrangement for the Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour in 1992, which was performed by the massed bands of the Household Cavalry.

Since leaving the Guards with 15 years' service Jeremy has enjoyed teaching and conducting, being appointed Musical Director of Woking Wind Orchestra in 2007.

Deputy Musical Director - James Robinson

James Robinson studied music at the University of Durham and subsequently completed a postgraduate degree in Musicology specialising in transcription and editing of fifteenth century polyphony under eminent musicologist and composer Fabrice Fitch. 

James studied conducting with Ray Farr and Levon Parikian, and masterclasses with Martyn Brabbins and Bram Tovey.  He has a wide range of conducting experience including Principal Conductor of Durham Sinfonietta, Musical Director of guitar ensembles and the Intermediate Concert Band at Merton Music Foundation and Deputy Conductor for Kingston Philharmonia. 

Following a PGCE at the University of Roehampton, James teaches music at Saint Cecilia's CofE School, a specialist music seondary school in south west London.   He has a passion for music education and developing the next generation of musicians.  

Join the Orchestra

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Woking Wind Orchestra is a community wind band supported by Surrey Arts. We welcome new members with a love of playing on any woodwind. brass or percussion instrument and with approximately Grade 7 standard and above . We are currently looking for bassoon, alto saxes, horns, percussion and string bass players, but everyone is welcome to come along.  Following registration with Surrey Arts, there is a termly fee to cover venue costs and administration.

Use the Contact page to send us a message and we will welcome you to a rehearsal on a Monday night: 8-10pm at Westfield School.

We perform a few times each year in the local area, presenting both formal evening concerts and afternoon bandstand events.

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