MAJ DWIGHT B ROBINSON, EM
The Royal Bermuda Regiment
Dwight Robinson began to develop his musical interests early in life singing in the church choir and learning a number of musical instruments at Purvis Primary. Later at the Berkeley Institute, the trumpet became his instrument of choice.
His high school Band Director was also the Director of Music for the Regiment and he was encouraged to come along to Band rehearsals to get more practice completely unaware of the Director’s plan to increase the band’s numbers. Impressionable as he was, he signed on as a junior musician early in 1984 and by his 22nd Birthday had achieved the rank of sergeant.
In 1993, he began his professional studies in music enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts programme in Music Education at Clark Atlanta University from where he graduated in 1998 magna cum laude. He credits his years at CAU for provisioning him with most of his professional and musical talents. Following a brief teaching spell at the Berkeley Institute, he again left Bermuda for the cooler climes of the United Kingdom and enrolled in the lengthy Bandmaster Course at the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall.
On completion of his time at Kneller Hall he was appointed as Bandmaster for the Bermuda Regiment in the fall of 2003 and then commissioned to Captain in 2006 when he was appointed to the post of Director of Music for the battalion. He was promoted to Major in 2011.
Throughout his military career, he has enjoyed tours to Canada, the Caribbean and the United States (including Hawai’i), Scotland and elsewhere in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.
Besides music, he busies himself with Latin dance, boating, reading, and when time permits, flying helicopters.