Hosen Brass looking for Trombone and Tuba Player

Discussion in 'Recruitment Corner' started by bobbyp, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. bobbyp

    bobbyp Member

    Hosen brass is a successful, professional Oompah Band of eight players who are based in Birmingham, United Kingdom, but travel and perform all over the country. The band have a residency at Katzenjammers Bierkeller in London (http://www.katzenjammers.co.uk/), have been offered tours to India and Portugal and have played at many prestigious venues including Manchester City Football Clubs Etihad Stadium in front of 43,000 people.

    The band has two permanent positions for a trombonist and tuba player and will be holding auditions in the coming weeks. The audition will require players to attend a rehearsal having learned a couple of the band's core tracks and sight read two more, all whilst playing with the band. Interested players must be of a professional standard (or at least 4th year Conservatoire standard or equivalent) and be experienced and competent ensemble players. Sight reading is an essential part of the job, as the band perform new arrangements almost every week and players must be committed to put their time into rehearsals (usually one every 1-2 weeks, especially important in the first few weeks) and into learning tracks from memory.

    Hosen Brass gigs are a lot of fun and all the members are friendly and sociable people. Players are encouraged to show their personality through their performance, often adding ideas that are outside the box to gain an amazing audience response. We often go out together as a group to socialise when not doing gigs. At present the band can guarantee two gigs a week up until Christmas, but are becoming gradually busier, so this number will increase in due course.

    While it is not essential, driving would be an advantage, especially for players who don't live in Birmingham, so please let us know upon application if you would be happy to drive to gigs. If you are interested in becoming a member of Hosen Brass, please email your C.V to hosenbrass@hotmail.co.uk along with any recordings or links to recordings that you have of your playing.

    Thanks for taking your time to read about us!

    Best Wishes,

    Hosen Brass