The Band are delighted to announce the appointment of John Davis as our new
Musical Director.

John has enjoyed success as a conductor over the years with Riddings, Dronfied
Genquip and more recently Foresters Band, whom he will continue to conduct
alongside Unite.

John was initially engaged by the band on an interim basis to conduct at the Spring
Festival contest at the Blackpool Winter Gardens in May, where the band achieved a
solid 10th position securing our place in next year’s contest. He conducted the band
in his first “official” engagement, ‘Movie Music in the Gardens’ hosted by the South
Yorkshire Rotary Clubs in Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens on the 7th July 2019.

John is looking forward to his new challenge:

I’m absolutely thrilled to have been offered the role of Musical Director with
Unite, a Band that I have both admired and worked with a number of times
over the years. The Band have a number of prestigious engagements and
fantastic work ethic. I am very much looking forward to getting stuck in!

A spokesperson for Unite the Union Band said:

The Band thoroughly enjoyed working with John for the Spring Festival and
found his musicality, enthusiasm and hard work to be second to none. The
band were thrilled when John expressed his interest to work with us on a
permanent basis and we are all very excited to see what the future holds.