Vacancy: Music Director, Golden Rail Band


We are seeking to recruit a new MD for the York RI Golden Rail Band from 1 January 2022.

The band is a non-contesting, fourth-section equivalent brass band and our main session is on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm. We have our own bandroom close to York Station, which we share with the York RI Band and the York RI Development Band.

You must have some previous experience of conducting, be an excellent sight-reader and have a high standard of musicianship, and to be prepared to take an interest in the band's activities and development. 

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, including early career musicians interested in developing this aspect of their work. 

Please contact the band secretary, Caroline Tucker ( for an informal discussion in the first instance. Terms of reference, including a person specification, can be emailed on request.

Suitable applications will be invited to take one or two trial rehearsal sessions on a Thursday night (6.30-8pm)  between mid-November to mid December.

CLOSING DATE: 14 November 2021
Applicants will be informed by 17 December

MD (acting) Golden Rail Band

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James Lolley performing with Golden Rail Band (photo: Keith Meadley)

We are pleased to announce that James Lolley has taken over as acting MD for the York RI Golden Rail Band. James has previously conducted the band and we are delighted to have him back with us again!