Musical Directors




Karen Kennard is the Musical Director and has worked with the Band since 2000. She played in DWYCB in her youth so has been connected with the Band for over 25 years! Karen is a trumpet player and works as a Brass Peripatetic Teacher accross Sussex. She is also principal trumpet in 'JL Dance and Swing' and deputy bandmaster with the Worthing Salvation Army Band. In her spare time, Karen enjoys cake decorating, hill walking and is partial to the odd 'daredevil' charity event. In the past she has abseiled cliffs, wing walked with the 'Utterly Butterly' team, been white water rafting, aeriel slid over Brighton Marina and parachuted from 12,000ft!

Nathaniel Roff is the Deputy Conductor and joined the team in 2014. He is currently studying music at Chichester University and  would like to go on to study for his Masters in Conducting. He conducts several other bands in addition to DWYCB. Nathaniel enjoys refereeing youth football teams in his spare time but also has a passion for daring charity events. He has parachuted from 15,000ft (beating Karen by 3,000ft!), has recently abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth with his mum and is currently planning a wing walk!