Club Notes - Septura Brass concert - 14th February 2018 PDF Print E-mail

Replacing the ICC Honorary Secretary and Hospitality Organiser

Josephine Wesley is planning to step down as our Honorary Secretary and hospitality organiser in October 2018 after eight years performing these roles. Josephine's enthusiasm and diligence has been greatly appreciated by the Club and your Committee, especially in ensuring that the occasional bumps on the road to our concerts are smoothly negotiated. To replace her we would like to recruit two new members to be part of the committee, one to take over as Honorary Secretary and the other to take responsibility for planning the concert day arrangements for the performers. No special knowledge is required for either task, you will pick it up as you go along, but confidence with the usual office skills is useful. Neither job is tied to a particular schedule and both would suit anyone either working or recently retired.

Honorary Secretary

The responsibilities cover the tasks of arranging, preparing agendas and taking minutes at the 3 committee meetings held each year and at the AGM, coordinating bookings for the Kings Hall, preparing artists'contracts and dealing with occasional tasks that inevitably occur. However, other members of the committee deal with planning the season's concerts, producing the brochure and concert day programmes, and ticket subscriptions and sales.

Hospitality Organiser

You will be responsible for liaising with the artists' agents and making arrangements for the concert to ensure the day runs smoothly. This may involve, organizing the moving and tuning of the piano and booking the page turner, as well as arranging meals and overnight accommodation for the artists. Contact with agents and artists gives an interesting insight to the life of a performer. The actual concert day responsibility of looking after artists is taken by other committee members. Both jobs are fascinating and integral to the success of a club that has been presenting world class concerts in Ilkley for 72 Seasons, bringing much personal satisfaction and engagement with the local community. You will be joining a team of people dedicated to continuing the success of Ilkley Concert Club. In each case there is plenty of opportunity to use your own initiative but you would be given full support as you discover what is required. If you are interested in either opportunity, do please have a talk to Josephine (01943 601248), vice-Chair Robert Templar (01943 601719) or myself to find out more.

David Wharmby – Chairman