Current Vacancies

We are a non-contesting band, based in Stretford, South Manchester, and we rehearse twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We play to a very good standard and have a wide range of music, including everything from funk to swing and rock, classical to contest pieces, and are always open to suggestions for new repertoire.

If you think we might suit you, drop us a line and turn up to a rehearsal.  We are welcoming and friendly and will be glad to see you.

Current vacancies are listed below by month, but we can always find room for another player so even if your instrument isn’t listed, get in touch.

December 2017

Exciting conducting opportunity!

Stretford Band is looking for a new M.D.

Our current MD, Stephen, has had some unexpected changes to his timetable which mean he is no longer able to commit to two rehearsals a week.  We will be sorry to see Stephen go after such a short tenure but wish him the very best for the future.

So we are seeking a new Musical Director.  This should be someone who can help us improve our standard of playing and grow the band in all directions.  Experience of brass banding would be great, but it isn’t essential.

We are based at Sevenways Methodist Church, Stretford and rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 – 10:00pm.

More information about the band can be seen on our Facebook page, and of course on this website.

Interested…? Curious?  Then please contact the Band Manager, John Quirk. 07590 507494 or


October 2017

We are seeking a strong euphonium player and a further horn player (positions negotiable). Other positions are also available, so please come and see us.
Our Musical Director position has now been filled.

August 2017

We have a vacancy for a horn player, position negotiable but a good standard would be preferred.  Our solo horn has moved to trombone and one of our other players is taking some time out, so please come and try your skills!
The Musical Director position is still open if anyone else would like to apply.  We are looking to appoint during September.