New conductor for concert band

Rastrick High School Band - 29 November 1991
Rastrick High School Band - 29 November 1991

Bands have often plucked someone from the audience to conduct and, whilst the willing victim usually has no idea how to conduct, the band has been primed to follow the beat.

In the case of a young conductor, as their conducting arm soon begins to tire the band will slow down and almost grind to a halt.

It does not take the young conductor long to realise what is happening so they then begin to beat so fast it is almost a race to the end of the piece of music.

An experience both this young conductor and band enjoyed.