hey folks and folkesses as some of you may know, im starting to get involved with conducting bands, and i was wondering what you all think a young MD needs to be able to get into conducting properly. im currently in my last year of the Band Studies course and this course has helped me a great deal to develop my own stick technique and to be confident enough to stand infront of a band and direct them. i recently conducted in the 4th section at the manchester open championships at the uppermill civic hall and that was a great experience for me. ive also applied for the vacant position at 1 of yorkshires promising young bands and i feel that if i get this position, it will be 1 that i can really make my own and put in the work needed long term. do you think this is a good option for me to take on as a fairly new MD? is anyone on tmp a new MD themselves?, did you find it hard to get a position in the 1st place? hope to see your views on here soon cheers, CLIVE!