New MD at Chapeltown Silver
Colum O'Shea has been appointed as the Musical Director of Chapeltown Silver Prize Band in Yorkshire. Colum is an experienced musician who has enjoyed playing and conducting roles in both the Midlands and Yorkshire. This includes recently playing for Grimethorpe Colliery Band as well as a successful period conducting Newark & Sherwood Concert Band.
A band spokesperson explained, "It follows an engaging process that attracted a number of high-quality applicants, although it was the Colum's knowledge as well as experience in concert banding and musical theatre, passion, drive, enthusiasm and technical knowledge that made him the ideal appointment. The band is really looking forward to working with Colum and to a long and successful partnership."
Commenting on the new role Colum stated, "It's a privilege to have been asked to take the band forward. I've been fortunate to work with the band on previous occasions and have always admired their attention to musical detail as well as a commitment to making the bandroom an enjoyable and welcoming place to be. I can't wait to get started!''
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