Maghull Wind Orchestra

The Committee

To keep MWO running there are many different jobs and skills needed. MWO has a team of committee members made up of players who contribute their time and energy to help the orchestra run smoothly.

  • Musical Director: Phil

    As the conductor of MWO, Phil's role is to rehearse the orchestra each week, select the music to perform and front MWO at Concerts.

    As a musician and educationalist he always endeavours to approach rehearsals with a great sense of fun as well as musical vigour! His charismatic and dynamic style in front of MWO is (usually) very well received!

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  • Chair: Kate

    Kate was previously social secretary but is now the chair of MWO. It is Kate's job to valiantly try and keep the committee in order and keep them on the right track. She is also the co-host of The MWO Show.

    Kate has played flute since the age of seven and plays principle flute in the orchestra, which she enjoys immensely. She particularly loves how MWO brings together people from so many different walks of life with a common love for music.

  • Concert Secretary: Charlie

    As Concert Secretary, Charlie is responsible for all band bookings and concerts and is the contact telephone number on the web site for any enquiries.

  • Band Secretary: Chris

    As band secretary it is Chris's job to organise and take the minutes of meetings, correspond with other organisations, administer the website and look after the Social Media accounts. He is also Librarian as she looks after the storage of the music when it isn't being played.

    Chris started learning the trumpet at age six, moving onto the trombone while at college. He was heavily involved with several Sefton Music Support Service Youth groups and after university was looking for a new outlet for his music, so in 2005 joined the orchestra as lead trombonist.

  • Treasurer: Geoff

    As treasurer for the MWO it's Geoff's job to look after the band's money and to prepare and present the Annual Financial Statement. The funds MWO raise from performances and other sources go towards paying for new music and equipment and helping to run the band's various activities throughout the year.

    Geoff joined MWO a couple of years ago and leads the horn section like only he can, especially when he gets those top B flats.

  • Press Officer: Louise

    As press officer Louise's job is to keep the media supplied with information about upcoming concerts and any other items of news concerning the orchestra. She is always on the look-out for ways to raise the band's profile and welcomes enquiries from the media about our activities.

    Louise is also one of MWO's Safeguarding Officer.

  • Social Secretary: Lucy

    As social secretary, Lucy is responsible for organising fun social events that allow members to get to know each other better and enjoy themselves.

  • Band Representatives

    The job of Band Representative is to be a link between the committee and the members of the orchestra. Any members who have good ideas or problems relating to MWO can approach any of the band reps with their thoughts and their ideas or problems will be forwarded to the committee for consideration.

  • Adam

    As well as being a Band Representative Adam is also one of MWO's Safeguarding Officer.

    Adam joined MWO in 2011 after moving back to the area on the completion of his university studies, and currently works as a secondary school music teacher. When not found propping up the trombone section, he can be found propping up the bar after a rehearsal!