Meet The Gang Show Staff Team
There are more than 50 volunteers involved in the organisation and running of Glasgow Gang Show. The staff team is led by the Convenor and the production is overseen by the Director and the Musical Director.
Tom Raybould took up his role as Gang Show Convenor in 1999. Tom has been involved in Scouting in manydifferent roles over the last thirty years and has always enjoyed helping young people to develop themselves. Since April 2008, Tom has held the post of Assistant Regional Commissioner (Development) where he focuses on supporting the recruitment of more adult volunteers across Clyde which in turn will enable more young people to enjoy Scouting. Whilst Tom spends much of his time working to support adult volunteers who deliver Scout programmes in Groups and Districts, he enjoys working with the Gang as it gives him an opportunity to work directly with young people.
Amanda Letarte became the Producer/Director for Gang Show in 2008 having previously been Choreographer for the Show. Amanda has been dancing since the age of three and still enjoys it now as much as her first lesson many years ago. For the last 16 years, Amanda has been teaching dancing and she's the Principal of Garrowhill School of Dance.
The look on parent's faces when they see just how much their son or daughter has developed their confidence when they walk out on to that stage is amazing' said Amanda 'and despite what some people say, there is loads of talent out there just waiting to be realised which makes my job great fun.'
Away from Gang Show, Amanda has appeared on stage in a number of performances with other Theatre groups, which has included playing Polly in The Boyfriend, Tuptim in The King and I and Tallulah in Bugsy Malone and she's helped put on shows in most of Glasgow's performing venues. As well as her involvement in Gang Show and other theatre productions, Amanda co-choreographed Let Peace Walk the Earth for Girlguiding's Millennium celebrations in the SECC and was a leading member of MYSC which was Scotland's only all girl illusion.
Iain Fraser became Musical Director for Gang Show in 2008. Iain became a Scout at the age of 11 ½ years old and since then has been involved in Scouting in many different roles, including representing Scotland on the national Venture Scout Team and leading a Scottish Unit to the World Jamboree in the Netherlands in 1995.
Away from Scouting, Iain is no stranger to the Stage having played in over seventy musicals, as well as several pantomimes and plays. He made his Glasgow debut many years ago with Glasgow Gang Show and his love of dance has given him the opportunity to play roles in many musicals including Oklahoma, Calamity Jane, The Music Man and Hans Christian Andersen.
"Working with young people who are so positive is great fun and they get so much out of the effort that they put into the show' said Ian, 'watching them smile and enjoy themselves on that stage makes us all very proud of them.'