Musical Director

The band’s Musical Director is Dr. Brendan Coyle.

Brendan took up his position at Aberystwyth Silver Band in the summer of 2018, having played with the band on tenor trombone since 2015. He entered the world of brass banding in 2010 by taking up the solo trombone chair with Ireland’s leading band, Downshire Brass. During his time at Downshire, Brendan was a regularly featured soloist and picked up a number of soloist prizes at a variety of local and national contests. He also served as Secretary of the band between 2013-15 and was the conductor Downshire Brass Youth Band during the same period.

Brendan was appointed to a Lectureship in Criminology at Aberystwyth University in September 2015. As soon as they arrived in Aber, Brendan and his wife Amy were bowled over by the warm welcome they received at the Silver Band. Since then, they’ve loved every moment with their band family and look forward to plenty adventures with them in the future!