Committee & Conductor

Committee 2021/22

Our committee is elected on a yearly basis at our Annual General Meeting. The committee is responsible for overseeing the running of the band, including booking concerts, sorting music, organising social events and overseeing the overall budget and finances. It is a dedicated group of keen band members.

  • President: Holly Tristram

  • Vice President: Sophie Westhead

  • Secretary: Ben Williams

  • Treasurer: William Brown

  • Librarian: Emma Jane Hastings

  • Assistant Librarian: Jan Sliwinski

  • Social Secretary: Charlotte Ferguson

  • General Member: Alice Aramoni

If you'd like to get in contact with the committee, please send an email to

Our Conductor

We are delighted that this year (2021/22) AUCB will once again be conducted by Sam Paul.

Sam Paul grew up in Aberdeen where he studied French horn with Kevin Cormack and piano with Morag Simpson and Joseph Long before going on to study chemical engineering at the University of Aberdeen. During his time at school he enjoyed several years in the National Youth Choir of Scotland and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.

As part of the larger Aberdeen music community, he enjoys singing with Con Anima Chamber Choir and the St Machar’s and St Andrew’s Cathedral Choirs. He is a director of the Grampian Youth Orchestra, director and manager of Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble, and plays French Horn in various orchestras and wind bands in Aberdeen. Outside of engineering and music, Sam enjoys hillwalking, photography, sound engineering, and the occasional whisky.

We are thrilled to welcome him at the helm!