Drighlington Brass Band wish to announce the appointment of Phil Shaw as their new Musical Director. Phil comes to Drighlington following two very successful years with Wardle Anderson Band which culminated in their victory at the National Finals in Dundee. Phil has replaced Colin Hardy who retired as MD of Drighlington in December due to increasing demands on his time as an adjudicator. Phil was chosen by the players following a month of rehearsals each taken by a different applicant, his appointment was a unanimous decision by all the members. The band members are very grateful to Colin Hardy for all his excellent work over a total of 12 years, Colin may now be retired but Phil and the band members are pleased that he will continue his interest Drighlington in an advisory capacity. Phil Shaw will now take the band to the Yorkshire Areas and then forward to a packed 2004 concert calendar, the band members look ahead to an exciting collaboration under his leadership.