CITY OF CAMBRIDGE BRASS BAND APPOINTS NEW MUSICAL DIRECTOR The City of Cambridge Brass Band is pleased to annouce the appointment of Steve Phillips as its new Musical Director. Steve started playing in brass bands at an early age with the Salvation Army, spending several years with the Derby Central Band. He progressed into contest banding playing with many of the country’s top bands including Sellers Engineering and The UES Stocksbridge Band. Tours with various bands have taken him throughout Europe and as far afield as Australia, America and Canada. He studied conducting at the University of Salford under the renowned conductors David King and Roy Newsome. Steve has previously been musical director of Barnsley Building Society, South Yorkshire Police and Nottingham City Transport bands as well as Resident conductor of the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. Recently returned from 4 years living in Germany, Steve currently works as Headteacher of Holmemead Middle School in Biggleswade. The band will be performing its first concert under Steve's direction on Saturday 13 February starting at 7.00 pm at the Wesley Church, Christ Pieces Cambridge. Tickets, priced £5 (£4.50 concessions) will be available on the door. Further information is available on the band's website, www.cambridgeband.co.uk.