Following the departure of James Hobbis, having relocated to Yorkshire to further his tuba playing career, we are delighted to announce the upcoming appointment of Martin Dawson as our new resident conductor - working alongside musical director, Jonathan Pippen.

We would firstly like to thank James for his tenure with the band, both as a conductor and a valued member of the bass section for what has been a remarkable contesting period. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours!



Many of the band have known Martin for several years due to his connections to banding in the Midlands area. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with him again following his work abroad, and are looking forward to continuing our progress in his and Jonathan's musical hands!

You can read all about Martin here