Darley Dale Band would like to extend a very warm welcome to Roland Spencer who has taken up the baton at South Darley Village Hall. Roland hails originally from South London where he was Sutton Salvation Army Band supremo for over a decade, he can also boast successful tours of duty with Epson & Ewell Silver and with a hat full of youth bands and school bands across the country. Work commitments have brought Roland to Derbyshire, and he has wasted no time in getting out and about looking for a band worthy of his talents. "I have been working with a number of local bands with a view to finding a conducting post" says Roland, "I very much like what I have seen and heard at Darley Dale and I can see a bright future ahead for the Band. The main task now is to get new blood in to the band, we have a number of chairs waiting to be filled and I will be working hard to bring in new players over the next few months" So there you have it! a new start for Darley with an experienced hand at the tiller, how do you fancy coming aboard?