Ray Farr joins the ‘Music Staff’ at Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Ray FarrDr Robert Childs and the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are delighted to announce the new appointment of Ray Farr as Associate Conductor.

Nigel Dixon Band Manager said, ‘We have been working with Ray over the past few months and he has proved to be a real asset to the Band complimenting the work done by Principal Conductor and Director of Music, Bob Childs.’ Ray is no stranger to Grimethorpe serving as their Musical Director for a considerable time in the 70’s and 80’s.

Bob Childs described Ray’s appointment as a real coup, ‘He’s got a very keen pair of ears and is an all round great musician. I’m looking forward to working with him again. It’s been a long time since I played solo euphonium in his Grimethorpe Colliery Band more than 30 years ago!’

Commenting on his new appointment Ray said, ‘ I am delighted to have this opportunity to be more closely associated with this terrific band, once again. They are a top-class group of players and work at a highly professional level. Conducting at recent concerts has been a joy. It will also be good to support Bob Childs who I have known and admired for many years.’

Ray will commence his new role with immediate effect helping to prepare the Band in rehearsals, concerts and a forthcoming recording project.