Conductor looking for a band in Scotland later this year

Discussion in 'Recruitment Corner' started by Dave Payn, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    (Mods, any chance of making this a 'sticky', please?)

    Though it may sound a bit 'previous', I am, nevertheless, moving to the Isle of Arran, probably around October 2004. As there is but one band on the Isle, who are fully occupied in the role of MD, I'll be looking for a lower section (2nd-4th section) band to conduct on the mainland in Scotland. I have had a diverse career in conducting, from brass and wind bands in and around London (Fulham, Crystal Palace, Croydon, Epsom and Ewell as well as guest conducting for others in the SE area) to Choral Evensongs at Southwark Cathedral. I would of course, be willing to supply a full musical CV.

    So if any lower section Scottish bands are looking for an MD come autumn, I'd be very grateful and honoured to be considered.

    Kind regards
  2. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    As you've contributed so much time and help with the preparation of the copyright fact sheet I think its the least we can do.

  3. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Much appreciated Roger. Wasn't 'trying it on' or anything but I felt I needed to advertise my 'services' sooner rather than later!

    Thanks again

  4. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Will you have to work reheasal times around the ferry??!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  5. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    No! He'll have a Band-on-ship!


  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Might depend on "Who pays the ferryman?"

    (see earlier thread :wink: )
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Actually a good point geordie! The idea is hopefully to find a band that rehearses either once or twice a week and stay overnight. (Nearer the west or south west coast of Scotland the better, but open to offers!) Or get a resident band on the ferry! ;-) :)
  8. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    No, no, NOOOOOOO! I'd rather perform a continuous series of performances of John Cage's 4'33' than play that! I'd even rather play Floral Dance! ;-)
  9. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    That's if she doesn't object, of course :oops: :wink: :lol:
  10. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Welcome to Scotland Dave. Arran is a wonderful place and I have stayed there many times. There will probably be the usual post areas blood letting as regards conductors so I'm sure you'll find something. Don't kow if they are still looking but Campbeltown Brass have recently lost their regular MD Gordon Evans as he moved to Carlisle. Campbeltown is on the opposite side of Arran from mainland Scotland and there is a small ferry service from Lochranza in the north-west of the island don't know if it operates in winter though. The Campbeltown band secretary can be contacted by email on

    You can use our links page to check out other Scottish bands or at least those with websites.
  11. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Thanks for this info. Really very much appreciated. I know Lochranza fairly well (well, I've been to the distillery!) My girlfriend's house is on the South End (Shannochie/Lagg). Boats are quite limited even from Brodick - Ardrossan in the winter, so I don't know about Lochranza ferry, but I'm sure my better half knows!

    Thank you very much once again.
  12. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    That's really, really good Roger! :tup :tup
  13. trombelle

    trombelle Member

    surely that shud be "That's really, really good FOR Roger" ?!?!?

    hehe... u know im only kidding :wink:
  14. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    You could try Irvine and Dreghorn brass. They have a conductor but iv heard that they are looking for cornets. They are probably the closest band to Ardrossan so, therefore, easiest for you to get to.

    Good luck! :)