The Hoover Bolton Band appoint Dave Ashworth as MD. The Hoover Bolton Band are pleased to announce that David W Ashworth has been appointed Musical Director. It is some time since Dave resigned from the BMP Europe Goodshaw Band, where he was Musical Director for almost 4 years. However, after several weeks rest, he was approached by the Hoover Bolton Band and without hesitation, decided that it was time to make a return to banding. Respected It is understood that the band had been severely let down by another conductor ,and at very short notice, Dave gladly stood in to fulfil the rehearsals and concerts in the interim period. However after a very short time, it was obvious that Dave and the band worked very well together and an immediate approach was made, which he gladly accepted. David Sharples, the bands Secretary said, "We are very lucky to secure the services of Dave. He is a highly respected conductor with an excellent track record and a fine reputation. I am sure that the band will move forward from now on. A statement from Dave says: "I am very pleased to have been approached by the committee and accept the position of Musical Director with the Hoover Bolton Band with pleasure. The band has, for several years, had a very fine reputation. I have worked as guest conductor with them on several occasions and I am fully aware that the bandsmen are all very hard working. I can see a very bright future and look forward to the forthcoming contesting season."