New MD at EYMS

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by eymsbrassband, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. eymsbrassband

    eymsbrassband Member

    The East Yorkshire Motor Services Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Stan Lippeatt as Musical Director. Over the past few months the Band have enjoyed working with Stan and have benefited from his wealth of experience, especially on their recent trip to the French Open Championships and the qualifying heat of the Kippax Entertainment Contest.

    Band Chairman Tony Newiss said:

    “Stan has made a huge impression in the short time that he has been working with us, and we know that Stan will continue to develop the Band and take us forward from the successes we enjoyed in 2008, the Band’s most successful year to date. Stan combines a strong work ethic with professionalism, experience and a sense of humour that make rehearsals and engagements rewarding for players and audiences alike and we look forward to a long and successful partnership. We had planned to advertise for the position of MD but the working relationship that has developed over the past weeks left a real buzz in the band room and it made perfect sense to formalise a partnership that works so well and promises much for the future”

    The Band had engaged conductors for the National Finals and Butlins contest 2010 prior to this appointment and Stan is looking forward to working with them to ensure that progress is maintained.

    Meanwhile, the Band has a busy diary of commitments including a concert on 26 September in Memory of Maurice Metcalfe, who was the Band’s Secretary from the day the Band was formed until he sadly passed away last October. The concert will be held at The Middleton Hall, Hull and proceeds will go to Dove House Hospice, a local charity providing care for people with life limiting illnesses. The Concert will feature contributions from two internationally renowned musicians, Bob Childs, EYMS Band’s founding Conductor, and solos from his son David Childs who began his banding career with EYMS Band.

    Further details can be found at the Band’s website and Dove House website
  2. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Best of luck to the band and your new MD in this role! I would have liked to attend the aforementioned concert but it clashes with the 4th section Nationals at Harrogate so will be unable to attend.

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