March 2018 has been a busy month for Jack with conducting both the South Yorkshire Police Band and the Ripon City Band to the Yorkshire and North of England Regional brass band contests respectively.
SYPBand were tasked with playing Jonny Bate's Ex Terra Lucem, a fantastic new work for band written about St. Helens.
Read more about the work here in an article written by SYPB's own Alex Burns on her fantastic music blog:
Meanwhile, Ripon City Band were challenged by a slightly older work; Brass Metamorphosis written by James Curnow. Another fantastic work, this really challenged the bands of the first section with some very clever writing.
The season was rather siccessful overall with SYPBand coming 2nd and qualifying to represent Yorkshire at the National Finals along side Crofton Band under Dean Jones in September.
Ripon also managed a podium finish coming 3rd at the North of England area and will continue to work in the first section next year.