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.


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.


July 2017

Exciting conducting opportunity!

Stretford Band is looking for a new M.D.

We are currently seeking a new Musical Director to take over from Simon Robertshaw. Sadly, Simon’s many commitments mean he is unable to stay with us… Stretford Band has been around since at least 1849 and are a friendly, non-contesting band, with an “all come, all welcome” attitude to banding and are looking for someone able to help us improve our standard of playing and to help the band to grow. We are based at Sevenways Methodist Church, Stretford and rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 – 10:00pm. Experience of brass banding would be great but it’s not essential.

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



July 2017

We have a trombone player (hooray!), but could do with another one or two.

Back row cornets also needed (some experience useful).