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Band Vacancies

Coventry Festival Band are looking for brass players who need a calming hobby. We especially need Front row cornet, Principal Euphonium, 1st Baritone, 2nd Trombone, Eb and Bb basses – but any player is very welcome. The band has spare instruments if you don’t have your own. Come to us and calm down, we are a non-contesting band!  Enquiries to Liz Cowley on 02476 713763.

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New Musical Director (Conductor) Sought

Following the departure of Chris Banks, the band are looking for a new MD to take up the baton from September 2015.

We are a non-registered and non contesting band. Many of our players have come back to banding, really enjoy playing, but are not in a position to commit themselves to the extra rehearsals necessary for  good contest results.

The band have come a long way over the last 12 months and we are looking for someone to take us even further in terms of musicality and a challenging repertoire. Banding might be our hobby but we take it seriously and look forward to hearing from anyone who is interested in taking us forward.

Please email Liz Cowley on coventryfestivalband@gmail.com

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Chris Banks steps down as conductor

Sad news for the band – Chris Banks is leaving us to take up the baton at Syston Brass Band. He has also been offered another football position and needs more time to be with his family.

We will all miss him but thank him for the time and effort given to us during the last 12 months. We also thank Debbie Banks for all her help and versatility in the different band seats.

Good luck to you both and thanks for everything!