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Frank Renton (born 1939) is a British musician, conductor and broadcaster, and current host of Listen to the Band on BBC Radio Two.

An accomplished trumpet player, Renton won a competition for young conductors at the 1967 Edinburgh Festival, and appointments soon followed. After working in Germany for a time, he moved to the Far East, working for a while in Singapore where he conducted the first performances of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Since returning to the UK in the 1970s, he has run a music school in York, played with Versatile Brass, and with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. He has also worked extensively with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Radio Orchestra, as well as writing and producing a number of musical programmes for BBC radio.

In 1985 Renton was appointed Principal Conductor of the Royal Artillery Orchestra, and in 1988, he became Principal Conductor of the British Concert Orchestra. He is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

In 2009, he won with the 'Brass Band du Nord Pas-de-Calais' the french Brass band Championship.

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