It is with regret that we announce the resignation of our Musical Director Ian Scott. Ian has had a very successful three and a half year association with the band, including two trips to Cheltenham for the Third Section National Finals and a win in the North of England Third Section Regional Championships in 2014. Ian’s professional approach has reflected on the band, who enjoy a strong following in the East Riding and beyond. Ian has realised that the combined commitments as Musical Director at East Riding, his renewed playing career and the travel involved, meant something had to give and it was his bass trombone that won out!
We are pleased to announce that Mr Garry Hallas MD at Emley Band, a long-time friend of East Riding is to take the band to the Second Section Regional Championships in Durham in 2016. We are inviting applications for the position of Musical Director after the area championships. We are looking for a capable, committed and ambitious individual who can progress with the band. We have an established concert programme and are looking to increase our contesting presence. We are fortunate to have a full band with strong soloists and good rehearsal attendance. We are also planning a recording project this year and looking forward to Hull City of Culture 2017.
Chairman of The East Riding of Yorkshire Band