North London's Concert Band

Musical Director - Jonathan Milne

Jonathan Milne was born in Windsor and began playing the flute at the age of 10. His interest in military music was initially sparked by his first flute teacher, Blues and Royals Principal Flautist - Con Andrews.

In 1989, Jonathan followed his mentor and enlisted into the Band of The Blues and Royals. During his time with the band, he completed the 6 month equitation course and took part in all major ceremonial events. These were to include The Queen’s Birthday Parade, The Royal Tournament and both VE and VJ day celebrations. Jonathan Milne also served in Cyprus, Germany, The Falkland Islands as well touring Canada and the United States.

In 1991, Jonathan attended the one year Pupil’s Course at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, winning the Cousins Memorial Medal for the best instrumental performer during that year. In 1999 he returned to Kneller Hall to undertake the 3 year Bandmaster Course, and having also completed a BMus (Hons) Degree as a result of his studies, he successfully graduated in August 2002.

In 2002, Jonathan was appointed Bandmaster of the Highland Band of the Scottish Division, travelling extensively throughout Europe and conducting on a ceremonial and international stage which included appearances at the Palace of Holyrood House and on the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

In 2006, Jonathan headed south to Chatham, taking up the appointment of Bandmaster to The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers. During 2 Years with the Band he performed across the UK and all over the world including the inaugural FA Cup Final in the new Wembley Stadium, Berlin, Vienna, Gibraltar and Abu Dhabi   

In May 2008 Jonathan returned to the Royal Military School of Music and for a brief period, worked as Training Design Warrant Officer, before taking up the appointment of School Bandmaster in November of the same year.

After 3 years developing the leadership, managerial and administrative skills of Student Bandmasters together with a role in the delivery of the Phase 2 Foundation Course to young trainee musicians, Jonathan Milne was assigned to the Band of the Coldstream Guards as Bandmaster in 2011.

Jonathan is married to Debbie and they have two Children, Ellie-Jane (9) and Abigail (5).


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