Richard Milton appointed as Operations Manager
Richard will replace Alun Williams who joined the organisation as interim administrator on a temporary basis last year.
Music educator, teacher and conductor, Alun Williams will stand down from his role as interim administer in late September.
Richard has worked in music education for more than 30 years, played in brass bands for more than 40 years and was Head of Service for Music and Performing Arts Salford (MAPAS) until retiring that role earlier this month. The Salford University alumni is also regional secretary of the North West Regional Brass Band Championships and still plays with his local band Whitworth Vale & Healey Brass Band.
Mark Bromley, the band’s newly appointed CEO, said: “This is about building an organisation to secure the Band’s future. With more than 30 years’ experience in music education, I’m very pleased to have Richard on board. His experience with youth bands and music education will be invaluable in continuing the great work of Alun, our brilliant outgoing interim administrator.”
“Richard’s role is a key part of the new leadership team and critical to ensuring the Band continues to offer students and audiences one of the best experiences they can get in youth banding, just as it has since it began way back in 1952.”
Richard Milton commented: “I have always been an ardent follower of the NYBBGB and all that it does. I’m really very proud to have been given this opportunity at such an exciting time in the Band’s history.”
Alun Williams added: “It’s been an absolute thrill to have served the organisation the last 12 months and, due to the COVID pandemic which I wasn’t expecting, to have been a part of the development team for the truly inspiring NYBB at Home online initiative, a replacement for the Summer residential course.”