Burneside Brass, a 4th section band based 2 miles from Kendal in Cumbria, has a vacancy for a Musical Director. We rehearse on a Thursday evening and perform at a variety of formal and informal events throughout the year.
We are looking for a new Musical Director to build on the strengths and successes that our previous MD helped us achieve over the past 10 years. We are looking for someone to move the band forward while making rehearsals enjoyable; someone who will help us maintain our reputation for friendly, entertaining performances at events throughout the South Lakes area. Burneside Brass is an inclusive mixed ability band with a wide age-range in its members. We also have a thriving well-established Training Band, with its own events programme and an established MD. The Training Band feeds into the main band and therefore the new MD should be welcoming to new players and encourage their confidence and development as they move out of Training Band. We would love to hear from anyone who thinks they may have the skills and enthusiasm that we are looking for.
If you need any further information please contact the secretary - Stuart Bell on 07368 127147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Engagements in italics are only provisional awaiting confirmation.
We are always looking for new players so please get in touch if you are interested in playing.
Burneside Brass are a 4th Section brass band based in the village of Burneside, just out side of Kendal, Cumbria. As well as having the main competing band, we also have a training and learner band.
The main band rehearse every Thursday evening from 7:30pm till 9:30pm at Burneside Cricket Club.
The learner band rehearse every Monday evening from 6:00pm till 6:30pm. The training band then follow this from 6:30pm till 7:30pm. Both rehearsals are in the Burneside Cricket Club.
In March 1993 the Westmorland Gazette published an article Headed "Bill puts Burneside Band on the road" accompanied by a photograph of Bill Turton and Peter Crawford. The article read: "That was until a mate (Peter) wandered into Burneside Post Office where Bill's wife is postmistress and the two made plans for a village brass band. It didn't matter that around 26 players were needed and that the instruments cost the earth. But in true Last of the Summer wine style, nothing seemed insurmountable." The article ended thus: "Bill and Peter's little scheme might have started as a little joke but the hot air turned into a strong wind just enough to fuel a Brass Band."
In July the band unanimously decided to apply to the British Band Registry and register as a national 4th section band. Our first 'registered' contest was at Fleetwood on Sunday 1st October 2000 where we achieved an outstanding 2nd place.
In 2013 Burneside Brass celebrated being 20 years old. As per previous years we attended the annual regional brass band contest where we were awarded 2nd place. As part of the prize we were invited to the national finals in Cheltenham in September, this was our first visit to the National finals and was the best 20th birthday present the band could have ever received.
At this years annual regional brass band contest we were awarded 2nd place which includes an invite to the national finals in Cheltenham in September. This is the second time we have qualified for the National finals.