Musical Director vacancy. Water Village Band, Rossendale, Lancashire.


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Do you have the skills and enthusiasm we need to develop the musical and performing skills of our all-ability, all ages, brass band based in the Lancashire village of Water?

We need a Musical Director/Conductor with excellent music leadership skills and experience who can equip Water Village Band (WVB) to perform in a wide variety of settings. You will be a good communicator who can relate to, and enthuse, all band members with a well thought out programme of music. You will be well organised with the skills to deliver and oversee coaching and learning for all abilities.


Water Village Band is the oldest of the Rossendale Valley’s five village brass bands. It was formed as Water Band in 1866 and has a long and proud history as a contest and prize band. It has recently been renamed Water Village Band to reflect its current role as Rossendale’s primary community focused brass band. WVB performs at a wide range of mainly local and community events including fairs, galas, open gardens, Remembrance Sunday services, local concerts, carol services etc. It is open to players of all ages, currently 8 to over 80, and abilities. It actively encourages beginners. WVB Senior Band currently comprises up to 22 players and practices on Wednesday evening 7.00 - 9.00 pm. The Beginners and Improvers practices, taken by two session leaders, take place on Saturday morning between 9.00 am and 12.00 noon.

Remuneration: negotiable, currently £20 per practice session.

Next Step:

If you are interested please send your name, contact details and a brief outline of your skills and experience as they relate to the attached job description and person specification to Please also tell us why you are interested in leading Water Village Band.

Your application will be acknowledged within 24 hours.

Closing date Friday 31 January 2020.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Tim Nuttall (WVB Chairman) on 01706 226857.


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