Monday, 19 May 2014 22:35

New Musical Director

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At our concert last Tuesday in the Castletown Civic Centre, the band were pleased to introduce our new Musical Director, Mr John Collings.

John, an experienced musician who has played with Rushen Silver Band and the Salvation Army Band (which he also conducts), previously played with Castletown a number of years ago. As he'd only been able to have 3 rehearsals with the band, the programme he chose was a mixture of pieces the band have been playing this year and last, and a couple of new ones.


Commenting on his appointment, John said 'I've always had a great affection for Castletown Band and look forward to continuing the good work done by Ian to help the band progress into the future'.


The evening was also a sad occassion as it was the first concert following the death of long time band supporter Gina Fappiano. Gina had for many years run raffles at the bands concerts helping to raise a large amount of money and will be greatly missed.


At the end of the concert Band Secretary Simon Court welcomed John to the band and thanked Ian Astill for stepping in at short notice last year to conduct the band. Ian will continue to play with the band and will assist John with rehearsals.

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