PETER BUCKLEY (conductor 2004-present)
Peter was born in Coventry but moved to St Annes when just 3 years old. He went to Clifton Primary School and then to King Edward VII School, Lytham where he first met and studied music under John Simpson, the previous conductor of Fylde Sinfonia.
Peter’s initial interest was with the violin and piano, he switched to
drumming when aged 12. He soon
established himself as kit drummer with LYSTAL (Lytham St Annes Light
Orchestra), and timpanist / percussionist with the
Peter went straight from school to work in the I.T. industry but after being made redundant in 2004, he decided to pursue a career change into music. He now teaches drums & percussion privately at his home and leads African and Samba drumming workshops in schools throughout the North West under the banner of World of Drums. Peter is also the councillor for St Annes North on Lancashire County Council. He is married to Karen and they have two grown-up children.