The Aveley & Newham band are pleased to announce that Melvin White has agreed to take on the role of Musical Director with Aveley & Newham Band, to lead us at the Leicester Contest. The band have been actively seeking a nationally recognised and established outstanding conductor to move the band forward, and so are pleased that Melvin has agreed to come in and take the reins. Melvin is in massive demand both as a conductor (already conducting another 3 bands in the London and Southern Counties) and as an adjudicator (most recently at the Lower Section National Finals). He will be conducting Staines Brass at the National Championship Section Finals at the Royal Albert Hall this Saturday.. He will work together with the Resident Conductor, Simon Jones, and other local conductors in or order to prepare the band fully. Melvin first conducted the Newham band 30 years ago, before joining the Aveley Band as MD in 1993. He then became the first ever conductor of the joint Aveley & Newham Band following the merger in 1995. He has an unmatchable record of success in the London & Southern Counties region, and is highly sought after as a band trainer and conductor throughout the country.