Musical Director

Graham Atterbury BA(Hons) DipABRSM

Graham was appointed as the Musical Director of the Surrey Police Band in 2010.  His musical career began in 1996 when he auditioned as a clarinettist with the Band of the Irish Guards in London. During the same year, he graduated prior to embarking on his journey into the Guards. After a course at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, he was posted to the Band of the Irish Guards on solo clarinet and was soon appointed as the band’s principal clarinettist. Work with the Guards included performing for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, State Banquets, State Visits, Investitures, the State Opening of Parliament, The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour and numerous tattoos including the Edinburgh Tattoo.

Whilst Graham was with the Irish Guards he toured much of the world, performing in some of the most prestigious concert venues, from London’s Royal Albert Hall as the principal clarinettist of the Guards Division, to the Sydney Opera House as part of a six-week concert tour of Australia and New Zealand. Graham has also performed in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States of America, where he toured through some twenty-five states in eleven weeks under the management of Columbia Artists.

Since 2010, Graham has worked with The Band of The Royal Logistic Corps, the Band of the Scots Guards, as an instructor at the Royal Military School of Music, and the Band of the Welsh Guards. In 2019 he began work with the Band of The Royal Yeomanry in London with whom he went to Gibraltar with, and in 2022 he took up post as the Permanent Staff Instructor for the Army Medical Services Band.

In 2020, together with Rachel the band Chair, Graham was awarded the Mayor of Guildford’s Award for Service to the Community.