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Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service - Big Band Assistant

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 10:33

Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service - Big Band Assistant

Commitment
Rehearsals every Monday, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Plus 1 meeting per week with the ensembles' conductor, Garry Sleath

Role Description
A great opportunity for someone to gain practical experience co-leading the Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service's Big Band and receive mentoring from their long standing conductor, Garry Sleath. The internship will run during the Winter term with virtual rehearsals taking place every Monday 7:00 - 8:30pm until at least Spring half-term.

After discussing repertoire, rehearsal structures and pedagogical insights, the LSMS Big Band Assistant will help set up and support virtual rehearsals (e.g. host the rehearsals, share scores on screen, set up breakout rooms, lead sectionals, direct input to rehearsal discussion) during the period up to half-term. The Assistant will gradually gain increasing amounts of practical experience with the expectation of co-leading rehearsals in the future. They will be required to liaise with Garry Sleath and attend weekly review meetings to reflect on their performance.

Requirements
- Good conducting skills
- Preferably from a brass band background
- Able to rehearsal both individually and co-operatively with a desire to broaden these skills
- Knowledge of Big Band styles and repertoire
- Willingness to share ideas and implement musical decisions decided upon via mentored discussions
- Confident skills to facilitate virtual rehearsals e.g. Zoom, Dropbox and access online resources

About LSMS Big Band
The LSMS Big Band are made up of around 15 local students with a minimum ability of Grade 5 but most at the level of Grade 7 and 8. They will be working on a variety of repertoire in preparation for their annual Winter Gala Concert for the Lord Mayor on the 3rd December. This performance will be recorded and will therefore contribute well to a student's portfolio of work.

Fee £50 per rehearsal

Applications

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to show why you are suitable for the post to sharon.jagdevpowell@leics.gov.uk

Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Friday 16th October

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    LCC
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    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival

Partners

  • Arts
  • Music Service
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain