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Musical Director, Paul Drury

Paul Drury Paul was born in Dundee, receiving his early music tuition at the Salvation Army. He commenced playing the cornet aged 5 and took up the tuba aged 14. Paul was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and gained the ARCM Performance Diploma aged 17. Whilst still at school, Paul appeared as a concerto soloist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Paul's conducting career started in 2005 when he was appointed Resident Conductor of the Unison Kinneil Band. Over the years he has worked with many bands throughout Scotland, before taking up this role with Kingdom Brass. Paul is also still involved in music making within the Salvation Army, being the Songster (choir) Leader at Edinburgh Gorgie Corps.

Paul is an experienced composer and arranger who has written for Hayley Westenra, Phillip McCann, Roger Webster, Les Neish, Grimethorpe Colliery, Black Dyke, the Scottish Brass Band Association, Sellers International, Unison Kinneil, The Household Troops and the New York Staff Band. His march "Jubilee" won Best March at the 2004 Brass in Concert Championships, and in 2011 Paul won a competition to write a march for the Salvation Army Band to play at the Tournament of Roses Parade in California.

Paul is married to Fiona, a trombonist with Unison Kinneil Band, lives in Bo'ness, and has four children. By profession, he is a Director of a Christian homelessness charity in Edinburgh.