Payneham City Concert Band is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic musician to join the ranks of the Band in the role of Music Director to lead and develop its 40+ members of varying ages and experience.
The Band has a proud history of music making beginning life more than 60 years ago as the Murray Park Band (a brass band), later becoming the St. Peters Municipal Band and in 1966 a concert band – the only one in South Australia at that time. The band moved to Payneham in 1988 under the sponsorship of Payneham City Council and it continues to receive the support of the now combined City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council.
The Band rehearses on Tuesday nights, from 7:30 till 9:30pm, at the Payneham Senior Citizens Hall, 54 Coorara Ave, Payneham. We currently perform 10-12 times a year (including 4 community concerts, ANZAC March and Norwood Pageant, our annual Reflections Concert, Strathabyn Band Festival and the Long Tan Memorial as well as other once off performances). We are keen to expand our performing calendar.
The primary role of the Music Director is to attend and direct musical rehearsals, select music, conduct performances and concerts, assess the musical ability of playing Members and arrange positions within the Band as they deem appropriate for the capabilities of the Member and the needs of the Band, with the agreement of the Member in question.
The successful applicant will have proven leadership and networking skills in addition to a sense of humour underpinned by appropriate qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Payneham City Concert Band, on 0411877285 to discuss the position and obtain an information package. Alternatively send an email to [email protected] or letter to P.O Box 14, Marden SA 5070.
Expressions of Interest close Friday 5th of December 2014.