Hebden Bridge Junior Band is an Association and operates under a set of Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Association is maintained by a small group of Trustees and operates on a day to day basis through a Band Committee.
The Committee is elected annually from its members and the Committee then elects its Officers. The band members nominate two Band Representatives who are voting members of the Committee.
Hebden Bridge Junior Band is run on a voluntary basis by parents and supporters with the invaluable help of a professional Musical Director.
All Committee Members, the Musical Director and Music Teachers are CRB checked. The Officers, Band Reps and Honorary Committee Members for the year 2016/17 are:
Richard Brier (Musical Director)
Liz Glassbrook (Chair)
Megan Horne (Vice Chair/Lessons)
Claire Bull (Events)
Mary Johnston (Treasurer)
Jim Bennett (Secretary)
Sue Holmes (Press/publicity/fundraising/tour organiser)
Simon Butler (Child Protection)
Julia Gravestock (Tour 2017 organiser/fundraising)
Rachel Stott (Wardrobe)
Lily Bennett (Band Rep)
Jack Holmes (Band Rep)
Anne Bridges (President)
Alison Fairclough (Vice President)
All committee members take on a range of responsibilities to support the week to week operation of the band. These roles include Bookings; Lessons Management; B Band Supervision; HR; Fundraising (Events); Fundraising (Grants); Touring; Press & PR; Uniforms; Child Protection.
All parents and carers of Band Members are asked to help in the running of the band in any way they can. This might be turning up and helping at engagements, sitting in on rehearsals, looking after instruments and the band library or baking for the regular fairs we attend - there is always something for everyone to get involved in.