After many years of committed service, conductor Alan Jones has decided to “hang up the baton” at the end of 2018. Gravesend Borough Band is now looking to appoint a new conductor from January 2019.
Many previous conductors have had a military background but this is not a prerequisite. However, applicants should have a good understanding, if not experience, of concert bands and concert band repertoire.
Gravesend Borough Band is a community concert band comprising approximately 40 musicians of all ages from Gravesend and surrounding areas. The musical repertoire includes a wide range of standard concert band pieces from classical to modern, selections and themes from shows and films, and popular light music.
The band plays
- a number of local council commitments throughout the year such as The Gordon Memorial service in January and Remembrance in November;
- summer bandstands along the Kent coast; and
- spring and Christmas concerts.
Rehearsals take place from 19.30hrs-21.30hrs every Thursday evening in St Georges Church Hall, St George’s Church, Gravesend .
If interested in applying, we shall be delighted to hear from you. Please contact us via the Contact Us page.