Our conductors

Mark Atkins

2017 - present

Mark Atkins

Mark started playing the trumpet at 6 years of age, playing in a brass band on the Channel Island of Guernsey. At the age of 17 he moved to the mainland and joined the Staff Band of the Royal Corps of Transport.

Serving all over the world and several promotions later, Mark was appointed Band Sergeant Major of The Band of the Royal Logistic Corps, a position he held for 6 years.

On retirement from Army Music in October 2000, he started teaching part-time for Hindhead Music Centre and Hampshire Music Service - positions he still holds.

Mark is also a freelance trumpet player and is in great demand, travelling all over the UK. He has performed at all the country's major venues with some of the country's finest bands.

Mark is excited about the future of Farnborough Concert Band of The Royal British Legion. He is looking to challenge the Band and the musicians as individuals with a new and varied repertoire, to maintain and hopefully improve on the high standards already achieved.