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JAG get a Small present for Xmas

JAG Mount Charles have announced that Jon Small is their new resident conductor.


JAG Mount Charles have ended weeks of speculation regarding their resident conductor and are delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Small.

Jon started his musical association with the band back in 1974 where he first became interested in the cornet. In 1982 his studies took him to the Guildhall School of Music, London, where he studied Trumpet under Maurice Murphy and Crispian-Steele- Perkins. After four years of musical education Jon became a freelance Trumpet player and teacher performing throughout the U.K. and overseas.

1992 saw Jon return to Cornwall with his colourful experiences to take the Soprano
cornet chair which he holds to date with distinction. Since 2000 Jon has shown his
abilities as a conductor and trainer shaping JAG Mount Charles Youth Band to one of
the finest youth bands in the land, including National Youth Band Champions of G.B.

Chairman Derek Thomas is delighted with the appointment and said 'Its great that Jon has accepted the challenge of maintain the band's ambitions'.

The band very much hope they can continue to move forward in the new year and consider this appointment a major step towards their goal.


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Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

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Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA

Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist