The Band of West Mercia Constabulary

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  1. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    Principal Cornet West Mercia Constabulary

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    Good cornet player required to replace our present principal who has sustained a broken ankle and is about to undergo dental work which will require at least three months convalesence. Rehearsal each Monday 7.30pm to 10pm. (except prior to contests when rehearsals are as required - but never more than three during final week) West Mercia is 3rd sectionbut have aspirations. Mileage allowance paid for rehearsals and jobs (so you are not out of pocket playing for the band)
    Band rehearses at Police H.Q at Hindlip Hall, 2 minutes from M5 (Worcester North junction) Pass Worcester Rugby Club on your left and take first left.
    There are a number of ex-championship players in the band in all sections except front row cornet section.
    We need two good cornet players and there could be a possibility of a retainer being paid to the successful principal cornet.
    Tel. Secretary (Dai Francis)01495 303120.
    Band has entered Wychavon contest Sunday Oct 2nd so quick response appreciated!
     
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  3. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    Bb Bass and Solo cornet

    West Mercia Constabulary band require A good Bb Bass player and a good class cornet player.
    The band has a number of ex-championship players in its ranks and is a very sociable outfit.
    :clap:
    We enjoy our banding and having these positions filled will allow us to play the music that we we would like to be playing all the time.
    Band members are re-imbursed for travel, for both rehearsals and concerts, so you will not be out of pocket playing with the West Mercia Constabulary.
    The band is financed by the 'Force', but more than 90% of the band are civilians.
    It is within our brief to participate in the local association contest, the regional area contest and one other entertainment contest. This year the latter is the Wychavon Entertainment Contest.
    We welcome players just popping in for a blow, as being at Police H.Q in Worcester, a number of police players join us for a blow when they are on courses.
    Feel free to come and join in at any time, at Hindlip Hall, which is just by Worcester Rugby Club:p .
    Contact Sec. Dai Francis. 01495 303120 or 07884 240415
    Incidentally, the band is staging a concert in Symphony Hall, B'ham on 22nd Oct. 2006.
    We are hoping to augment the band with good players. The concert is in aid of the Birmingham Children's Hospital. If you would like to be involved as a player in this concert then contact Dai on the above number stating your pedigree etc. I would like to see representatives from bands from everywhere, but expect Midland bands to be closely involved. At this moment in time no one has any advanced knowledge of this event other than this missive.
    I look forward to your response. Of course, as with most band events, I cannot offer any expenses. The event is for the Children's hospital and for the glory and enjoyment of the players taking part. There are four Welsh choirs coming along and at least three English based choirs are considering taking part.
    Get in touch if you would like to be involved. It will probably involve one rehearsal prior to the day plus a rehearsal on the day.
    :clap: Dai Francis
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2005
  4. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    Bb Bass and Front Row Cornet Required

    Band of West Mercia Constabulary, 3rd Section, Midland Region requires Bb Bass player and a good front row cornet player a.s.a.p..
    We rehearse once a week on Monday 7.30-10pm.at police H.Q, Hindlip, Worcester. We are 4 minutes from M5 (Junction 6-Worcester North junction).Very close to Worcester Rugby Club.
    The majority of the band are civilians and a number of players have the experience of playing with championship bands.
    Mileage expenses for rehearsals and engagements are available.
    Please contact Dai Francis, sec.,on 01495 303120 or 07884 240415 e-mail davidfjane@aol.com
    or Steve Pritchard-Jones (M.D.) on 07834 855064 e-mail stevepj35@aol.com
    We are quite a sociable bunch of players with a lot of experience around the stand. All players are welcome as we often have players calling in just for a blow.
     
  5. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    West Mercia Constabulary Band Require

    Third section, Midland Area. 2nd euphonium and Bb bass required for Area contest, and for ever, if possible. We rehearse at Police H.Q. at Hindlip Hall, which is just off the M5 (Worcester North turn-off) We are very adjacent to Worcester Rugby Club.
    The majority of the band are civilians,and we are a very sociable crowd.
    Mileage allowance for rehearsals and engagements is available.
    Telephone Steve Pritchard- Jones(M.D) on 07834 855064 or Dai Francis (Sec.) on
    01495 303120 or 07884 240415
     
  6. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    West Mercia Require Cornet, Bb Bass and M.D

    Band of West Mercia Constabulary require a good front row cornet player and Bb bass player. Band will be Second Section, Midland Region, in 2007.(Band is 99% civilians)
    Our M.D. Steve Pritchard-Jones will be moving on to pastures new after October, so we will need a Resident Conductor from November to take us to the Midland Area and to fulfill concert engagements. The new conductor would be paid for each rehearsal, with no formal contract, but would be expected to work with the band for at least six months.
    The band is based at Police Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, Worcester (5 minutes from M5 and quite adjacent to Worcester Rugby Club), and rehearsal takes place on Mondays 7.30pm - 10.00pm.
    Contact Dai. Francis 01495 303120 or 07884 240415 (in confidence)
     
  7. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    West Mercia still need a solo cornet a Bb bass and a new Musical Director. It is not as if the band is situated in the middle of a desert. Is there no one out there who would like to join an extremely friendly bunch of players?
    Dai Francis
     
  8. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    West Mercia Police Band Play The Birmingham Symphony Hall

    How does playing in a concert at the Birmingham Symphony Hall sound?.....Interested?

    If you play in the Midlands area and are interested in playing at the concert or are looking to join a band in the midlands area, well come and join our friendly band and take part in what will be a really FANTASTIC! concert with Guests from the Tredegar Band plus the voices of our guest choirs.

    We are also looking forward to competing in the Wychavon Entertainments contest where we came a respectable 2nd last year and are looking to take the title this year, and in 2006 we will be promoted to the 2nd Section. So plenty of chalenges there for the band to look forward to.


    Please contact Dai Francis on the numbers listed above or myself (By PM or 07886 955 708 if you are interested We look forward to hearing from you
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2006
  9. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

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    The Band of the West Mercia Constabulary
    Need You

    If you play cornet, Bb Bass or you are a Conductor Then please contact us on the numbers listed above in the previous Posts.

    We are a friendly and ambitious bunch. So give us a call:tup
     
  10. Jacob Larsen

    Jacob Larsen Member

    I would love to come and be your MD... But maybe there is a bit long for rehersal...
     
  11. Carryon_Cornet

    Carryon_Cornet New Member

    Hi Dai
    If I can help out in the mean time with anything drop me an email and I'll reply asap!!!
    Craig
     
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  13. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    Bb Bass Required at West Mercia

    We are attending Wychavon Entertainment contest on 17th Sept. and desperately need a Bb bass player - two actually!!
    Due to work commitments, we would also like to invite a euphonium player to come along and join us.
    All players are welcome to come and have a blow as a number of guests at previous
    rehearsals will testify.
    We have a concert in Symphony Hall in October along with the Corps of Drums of the West Midlands Police, the City of Birmingham Young Singers, 8 male voice choirs, 4 from Blaenau Gwent, and The Tredegar Town Band plus about 100 brass players representing various bands of the West Midlands Brass Bands Association.
    We are a progressive band and are keen to raise playing standards. We do pay mileage allowance for jobs and rehearsals.
    Anyone interested in joining us tel. Dai Francis, sec., on 01495 303120 or 07884 240415
    Rehearsals are Mondays 7.30-10.pm at Police H.Q Worcester (3 mins from M5)
     
  14. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    West Mercia constabulary require

    A solo cornet, flugel, 2nd euphonium and two Bb bass players. We are a good outfit, both musically and socially. We could do with the assistance of a Bb bass player for the Wychavon contest. We are technically a 3rd section band , but will be 2nd section in January 2007.
    After each rehearsal you have the opportunity to talk about the rehearsal in the bar adjoining the rehearsal room.
    If you would like to join a band that is serious about the standard of playing and the social requirements of the players then you will fit in here like a glove.
    Telephone Dai Francis 01495 303120 or 07884 240415
    No one will ever know you called!
     
  15. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    Band of the West Mercia Constabulary

    Second section in January 2007 and we require a suitable front row cornet player and Bb Bass player.
    We rehearse just once a week and our rehearsals are very well attended. We require committed players. We do a couple of outside jobs in the year as our engagement list is mostly good quality concerts.
    We attend just three contests a year as we consider ourselves a very good concert band.
    the band is composed of 95% civilians and after rehearsal quite a number of the band have a get together in the social club.
    Rehearsals on Monday 7.30pm-10pm. We rehearse at Police H.Q. Hindlip Hall, which is 4 mins from junction 6 on M5.(just behind Worcester Rugby Club)
    Everyone is welcome to attend our rehearsals as we are regarded as a 'community band',
    contact Dai Francis, sec, on 01495 303120 or 07884 240415
    or Steve Pritchard-Jones on 07834 855064
     
  16. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    Calling all Bb Bass, Cornet and Kit players/ midlands Area, 2nd Section from 2007

    Hi There

    If you play Bb Bass or Cornet and fancy playing in the 2nd section next year, then look no further.

    The Band of the West Mercia Constabulary are looking for the following.

    Front Row Cornets
    Repiano
    BBb Bass
    Kit Percussionist
    But we would welcome anyone else who was interested in playing
    (You do not have to be a serving or past member of the force to join)
    To strengthen the ranks in time for our new adventure in the 2nd Section next year.
    We practice once a week at the Police HQ at Hindlip Nr Jct6 M5 on a Monday from 7.30 to 10.00. Expences are paid for travelling to and from rehearsals and Engagements

    We are a friendly bunch with a good social side to things

    If you are Interested the please PM me or give me a call on o7988 699 597 or 01684 273011

    I look forward to hearing from you
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2006
  17. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    BBb Basses wanted, West mercia Police, Worcs, 3rd Section(2006)2nd Section(2007)

    West Mercia Police Band require 2 BBb Bass players to strengthen the bottom end of the band in time for the Association contest, Leamington.

    We practice on a Monday 7.30 - 9.30 at the Police HQ in Hindlip, just off Jct 6 M5

    Expences are paid for travelling to and from Rehearsals and Engagements.

    If you are interested please contact me by PM , email mustmart@aol.com, Mobile 07988699507 home 01684 273011 or Dai Francis on email davidfjane@aol.com, Mobile 07884 240415 home 01495 303120 or visit our website at www.westmerciapoliceband.biz.ly to find out more about us
     
  18. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    Bb Bass Required by West Mercia

    West Mercia Constabulary will be competing in the 2007 Regionals as a second section band. We desperately require two Bb bass players. We have been coping with an Eb bass, who is an excellent player, playing Bb part. This obviously cannot continue. The band, comprising 99% civilian players, need two decent Bb bass players.We will accept anyone who can play!!!!.We do hesitate before accepting thieves and vagabonds!!!!
    If you can play you will be welcomed, and that applies to all players.
    We rehearse once a week at Hindlip Hall, police H.Q, which is 3 mins from M5 motorway, junction 6.
    Contact, in confidence, Dai Francis 01495 303120 or 07884 240415.
    West Mercia is a progressive band and, as an excellent concert band, has raised £400,000 plus for charity in the West Mercia area.
     
  19. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    BBb Bass/West Mercia Police Band/3rd Section/Midlands

    West mercia Police Band require 2 BBb Basses in time for the Leamington WMBBA Association Contest 3rd Section on the 26th November. We will be 2nd Section as of 2007.

    If you wish to Join or help out our friendly band Please Contact Martin Musto on:-

    mustmart@aol.com
    01684273011
    07988 699 507
    PM me

    or check out our website at http://www.westmerciapoliceband.biz.ly


    We practice on a Monday night 7.30 to 9.30 at Hindlip Police HQ just off Jct 6 M5
    We pay Travelling Expences for rehearsals and Engagements.

    I look forward to hearing from you
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2006
  20. postie

    postie Member

    Good website Martin good luck with finding the players required.
     
  21. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    West Mercia Police Band/2nd Section 2007/Cornet/Kit Percussion

    The West Mercia Police Band are looking for a good Qulity Cornet and a Kit Percussionist to Strengthen the band ready for our first year in the 2nd Section

    If you are interested then please call me on 01684273011, 07988699507
    email mustmart@aol.com or check out our website at http://www.westmerciapoliceband.biz.ly

    Travelling Expences are paid for rehearsals and engagements.

    We practice on a Monday 7.30 - 9.30 at Hindlip Police HQ just off Jct 6 M5
     
  22. David Francis

    David Francis Member

    Front row Cornet and Bb Bass Player Needed

    West Mercia, newly promoted to the Second Section, need a quality cornet player to strengthen the front line. Also required to bring the band up to full strength is a good Bb Bass player. The band takes part in three contests a year and have a sensible number of good quality concerts throughout the year. We play at Police H.Q. on the first Saturday in August and then close down for the rest of the month. We usually have just a couple of concerts in December.
    The band rehearses at Hindlip Hall, Police H.Q. Worcester, each Monday from 7.30pm to 10pm. We usually have a few extra rehearsals prior to a contest. We are 4mins from junction 6 on M5
    Students would be welcome to the band as they would certainly benefit from the expenses paid for both rehearsals and engagements. 99% of the band are civilians and new members will be warmly welcomed. We are a community band and any player will be welcomed if just calling in 'for a blow.' If interested in either cornet or bass vacancy please telephone Dai Francis, sec., in confidence, on 01495 303120 or 07884 240415
     

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