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Seating auditions are held for every Children’s Band and Youth Band course. The following have held the position of Band Leader of the Youth Band in the years stated:

The 1950s. Richard Evans 1952, Maurice Murphy 1952 to 1954, John Berryman 1954 to 1958, David James 1959 to 1960.

The 1960s. John Clay 1961 to 1962, Jennifer Gillingham 1963, Phillip McCann 1964 to 1967, Elizabeth Heyes 1967, Nigel Boddice 1967 to 1968 and 1970, Neil Jowett 1969.

The 1970s. David Lord 1971, Nicholas Thompson 1972 to 1974, Lynda Nicholson 1973 to 976, Stephen Howard 1976, Mark Mosley 1976, Alan Morrison 1977, David Pearce 1978, Elaine Wolffe 1979 to 1980.

The 1980s. Christopher Wood 1980, Beverley Gray 1981, Richard Grantham 1981 to 1982, Martin Winter 1983, Helen Quayle 1984, Ian Porthouse 1984 to 1987, Brian Winter 1985, Peter Hadfield 1987 to 1988, Nicola Schofield 1989, Mark Wilkinson 1989 to 1990.

The 1990s. Richard Wood 1990, Jason Moore 1991, Neil Fulton 1991 to 1992, James Knight 1993 to 1994 and 1996, Gavin Bowyer 1994 to 1995, Samantha Harrison 1995, David Geoghegan 1997 to 2001, Paula Russell 1997 to 1998, Thomas Osborne 1999 to 2001.

The 2000s. David Geoghegan 2001 to 2002, Laura Hirst 2002, Philip Cobb 2002 to 2006, Tom Hutchinson 2005 and 2006, Tom Poulson 2006, Paul Duffy  2007, Joe Murray 2008, Ben Hirons 2008, James Fountain 2008 to 2011.

The 2010s. Jamie Smith 2011, James Fountain 2012, Illiamn Quane 2013 to 2014, Thomas Fountain 2015 to 2016, Tom Neilson 2017 to 2019.

The 2020s. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic no physical courses were held in 2020, the Easter course was cancelled and the summer courses held online. Luke Barker 2020 to 2021, Megan Newbery 2022, Lewis Barton 2023.

Maurice Murphy

1952 to 1954