Portishead Town Band - Vacancies

Discussion in 'Recruitment Corner' started by rachael, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. rachael

    rachael Member

    Edit: See most recent posts for current vacancies

    Portishead Town Band are a progressive 3rd section band with many players above 3rd section standards.
    We have a great social life as well as a great banding life!

    We currently have vacancies due to the relocation and personal circumstance of several key players.
    We are especially looking for a solo trombone,an Eb or Bb bass,1st baritone. We also have spaces for a few competant cornet players to join our front row.Any other players will also be made to feel very welcome.
    Contact me in the first instance for further details.
    Up and coming calendar items include a days recording for the BBC in an "Eastenders " spin off about Frank!
    Also a CD recording due in October,come and be a part of it!
     
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  3. rachael

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    3rd section band.....MD required

    Portishead is a 3rd section band in North Somerset and after 5 yrs with our MD,now find our selves looking for some "fresh blood!" :lol:

    We are a dedicated band who meet twice a week on Monday and Thursday from 7.30-9.30pm

    We are looking for an enthusiastic,dedicated MD who can take us forward.

    If you have previous experience and are "bandless" at the moment we would really love to hear from you.
     
  4. rachael

    rachael Member

    Student days in Bristol?

    Are you a brass player coming to study in the Bristol Area?
    If so, 10 miles down the road,you'll find a friendly and welcoming brass band, Portishead Town Band.
    We're a progressive 3rd section band with many events up and coming,including a CD recording in October.

    We have several existing players who travel from Bristol,so if transport could prove an issue,don't worry we could probably arrange lifts.

    Another added bonus to all students and brass bands people alike.......our bandroom is next door to a pub!! :guiness :)
     
  5. iggmeister

    iggmeister Member

    I wish I had known at the time I was in Bristol in 1998/1999. The only playing I got was with Pill Salvation Army Band which, with the greatest of respect, wasn't quite what I was looking for. However, I hope that Pill are going on strong.

    Good luck to Portishead Band.

    Igg
     
  6. rachael

    rachael Member

    MD required.....West of England 3rd section band

    Portishead Town Band (currently 3rd section, West of England) needs an experienced and enthusiastic Musical Director to join its team. We`re a band that's had its fair share of success lately and we have a excellent group of players, backed by a very professional committee and its supporters.

    Our conducting team has recently been boosted by the appointment of an excellent Deputy MD/player and we are now looking for someone who can really take the band on to achieve it's potential - not just in terms of contest success but in our performance of music publicly, which is our main aim.

    If you think you have what it takes in terms of ability, motivation and patience (!) then please get in touch.
     
  7. rachael

    rachael Member

    MD required.....West of England 3rd section band

    Portishead Town Band (currently 3rd section, West of England) needs an experienced and enthusiastic Musical Director to join its team. We`re a band that's had its fair share of success lately and we have a excellent group of players, backed by a very professional committee and its supporters.

    Our conducting team has recently been boosted by the appointment of an excellent Deputy MD/player and we are now looking for someone who can really take the band on to achieve it's potential - not just in terms of contest success but in our performance of music publicly, which is our main aim.

    If you think you have what it takes in terms of ability, motivation and patience (!) then please get in touch.
     
  8. Calling all Bristol based cornet players!

    The Portishead Town Band is currently looking to strengthen it's cornet section in readiness for a busy and exciting 2004. The band is currently 3rd section champions of the GBBA and are looking to build on this success for the Areas in March.

    If you are new to Bristol or just fancy a change to a fast moving and fun band please Paul Field on 01989607978 or email paul@fieldy.co.uk.
     
  9. Taffy Euph

    Taffy Euph Member

    Were is Portihead ? :roll:
     
  10. Pete_The_Sop

    Pete_The_Sop Member

    Portishead is North West of bristol (off junction 19 of the M5)

    Cornet players please apply
     
  11. rachael

    rachael Member

    Wasn't THAT long ago you were frequenting the doors of our bandroom Dave!......being in the giddy heights of the Championship section affected your memory now has it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Cornet and Bass Vacancies.West Country Band

    3rd Section Portishead Town Band,currently have vacancies within the bass and cornet sections. Both Eb and BBb bass players are needed along with tutti/back row cornets.

    We came 6th recently in the West of England Finals in Torquay.We are currently GBBA champions of the 3rd section and are looking for possible promotion next year to the 2nd section.

    For further details,please email me in the first instance as our bandmaster is currently living it up in Australia!! Or leave a posting on here and i will contact you,thanks!
     
  14. Bristol based bass players needed.

    If you are a bass player new to Bristol or just fancy a change of band the Portishead Town Band are in need of you!

    We are a very friendly 3rd Section band based North of Bristol and are short of a BBb and Eb bass player. We have instruments ready to be played and a string of excellent jobs throughout the year to keep you busy.

    The band has improved immeasurably in the last 4 months under the leadership of our new MD Rhodri Griffiths. This year we have won the Coleford Own Choice contest and been the hghest placed lower section band in the corresponding Entertainment Contest in the same venue beating all the 2nd Section bands on show.

    We are currently ranked top of the West of England third section and are confident of promotion to the 2nd next year after our 6th placed finished in April.

    If you would like to join our forward thinking and very commited band please contact us on enquiries@portisheadband.co.uk.

    Many thanks

    Jeremy Topp
    Secretary
    Portishead Town Band
     
  15. Eb bass player needed for Tour of Holland - 15-19 September 2004.

    The Portishead Town Band (north Bristol) will be travelling to Holland on September 15-19 on their bi-annual tour. Due to ill health they are now an Eb bass player short for the trip and need your help!

    The purpose of the tour is to take part in the celebrations of operation Market Garden. The band has been invited by the town's Twinning Association.

    Three concerts have been arranged during the trip and some great days out have been booked. One of which is in Die Eftling - Holland's answer to Disneyland!

    The band is currently 3rd Section and enjoys playing a wide varied programme and is well known throughout the Bristol and North Somerset area for it's quality concert performances.

    They will be staying in a very nice 4* hotel near to Den Dungen (just over an hour away from Amsterdam) and travelling by coach from Portishead near Bristol.

    The cost of the trip is around £240 incl. travel and hotel.

    If you are interested in joining the band on this trip and fancy finding out a few more details please call the band manager Paul Field on 0777 9789416 or email paul.field@portisheadband.co.uk.
     
  16. Are you a new student in Britol and looking for a band?

    If you're a new student at Bristol Uni or UWE and are looking for a band to join then feel free to come along for a blow with the Portishead Town Band. We're based just off J19 on the M5 and it takes only about 20 minutes to our rehearsal room from Bristol centre over the Suspension Bridge. We can provide transport from the centre of Bristol so don't let the travelling worry you!

    The band is currently 3rd Section but are confident we can gain promotion to the 2nd Section at the Area contest in Torquay in March.

    Our MD is young, very enthusiastic and expressive and has really pulled the band together over the last 9 months. He makes us work hard but everyone enjoys playing for him.

    We are a very busy band and have a full programme of engagements throughout the year including 3/4 contests. We have just returned from a week away in Holland where we were invited to take part in the celebrations of the Battle of Arnhem. It was a great trip and we're busy planning the next one!

    We are very lucky to boast one of the healthiest bands in Bristol numbers wise. We have a nearly full band and average about 18 players each rehearsal on Monday and Thursday. We are always looking to strengthen the band and currently have vacancies on bass and cornet but any other players are welcome too.

    If you think you'd like to come along for a blow some time we'd love to see you. We rehearse every Monday and Thursday 7.45-9.45 in Gordano School, Portishead. You can email me through TMP or feel free to give me a call on 07766 905255.

    Many thanks

    Jeremy
    Secretary
    Portishead Town Band
    (aka ToppyTheTenor)
     
  17. Portishead Town Band require Soprano Cornet and BBb Bass player.

    West of England 3rd Section Champions are looking to recruit a quality Soprano Cornet and BBb Bass player.

    Potential applicants can look forward to competing in the National Finals in Harrogate in September, a full summer calendar, many quality concerts throughout the year and a place in the 2nd Section in 2006.

    These positions will be available after the Weston Contest on May 15th and is a great opportunity to join a successful, fun and friendly band with lots of quality and potential.

    Based near Bristol the band is very close to J19 off the M5.

    If you are interested please apply in confidence to Paul Field (Band Master) on 07779 789416 or email enquiries@portisheadband.co.uk.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2005
  18. Pete_The_Sop

    Pete_The_Sop Member

    just to add to this post as the soon to be ex soprano player of the portishead band

    it's a great band to play in, music is good and the standard of the band is high. already kicking my self for leaving the band but as toppy has said i have family commitments that must be put first this time.

    what more could you ask for? contact paul ASAP and join a vibrant band that are on the way up.
     
  19. rachael

    rachael Member

    Sorry to see you go Pete.......I'd like to say it was a pleasure to sit next to you.....but you did squeeze my knee very hard at times!!! :).....all jokin aside we'll miss ya!
     
  20. Just wanted people to be aware of the other vacancy I've just added to this thread for a BBb Bass player.

    Hopefully this won't be classed as bumping up the thread...pleeeaase!

    Toppy
     
  21. Soprano Player needed for West of England 3rd Section Champs.

    Portishead Town Band are looking to recruit a top quality Soprano Cornet player.

    We are current West of England 3rd Section Champions and have a busy summer shedule and exciting concert and contest dates to look forward to. We average over 20 committed and quality players at each rehearsal and are hopeful of making a real mark in Harrogate in September and beyond.

    Rehearsals are in Portishead (Mon and Thurs) just off J19 of the M5 with excellent links to Bristol and Gloucester.
    If you are interested in joining please contact Band Master Paul Field on 07779 789416 or email enquiries@portisheadband.co.uk.
     
  22. Portishead Town Band require a Tutti Cornet and BBb Bass player.

    Protishead Town Band has a vacancy for a TUTTI CORNET and BBb BASS . The band is friendly and hard working and enjoy full rehearsals twice a week. Why not come up and see us at Gordano School, Portishead on Monday and Thursday at 7.45 - 9.45pm.

    The band has enjoyed a huge amount of succes this year. After their 3rd place at the 3rd Section National finals at Harrogate the band was awarded 1st place in the 3rd Section at the Wychavon Festival of Brass entertainment contest. The band will be competing in the 2nd Section next year after winning the 3rd Section West of england Championships in March this year.

    Contact:
    If you'd like to apply for this position or just get in touch and find out more please call or text Band Manager Paul Field on 07734 852479 or email info@portisheadband.co.uk.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2005

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