Dennis Mycroft started teaching in 1978 in what was then the Bromley Schools Music Service.
During his years at Bromley he conducted and trained many Orchestras and Bands, some of which performed at national and international level.
After studying as a trombonist and later as a conducting scholar at Trinity College of Music, he played with the Richard Hickox Orchestra, the CBSO, as well as many West End shows before deciding to concentrate on developing teaching as his main career.
As Head of Brass Teaching (since the early eighties ) he has trained and conducted the Bromley Youth Symphony Orchestra in many performances including all the main Tschaikovsky Symphonies, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Copland’s Billy the Kid, Holst’s Planets, Britten’s War Requiem, Jenkins Armed Man, Elgar’s Symphony no. 1 and Enigma Variations. These are just some of the major works covered.
More recently he has been responsible for setting up the initial Band On The Run pilot courses that are now a mainstay of BYMTs work within the Bromley schools. His award winning XBY Concert Band has won many Platinum and Gold awards at national level and in 2005 achieved a top ranking award in the World Music Contest in Kerkrade. In October 2015 he achieved a lifetime ambition in being Musical Director for BYMT’s fully-staged production of West Side Story.
He continues to teach for TCM Junior department and BYMT, working with young musicians and encouraging them to share in his passion for music.