St. Dennis Band announce the imminent departure of musical director Brian Minear. Appointed in March 2001 Brian has worked tirelessly for the band bringing them from 4th section through to championship in just eight years, gaining two national titles in the 4th and 2nd sections along the way. This has been a fantastic achievement and probably unsurpassed by any other band in the country. Brian also worked extremely hard with the youth band gaining many prizes including a gold award at the national youth championships in 2007. The band, committee and supporters would like to express there sincere gratitude to Brian and wish him every success in his future endeavours.