My final fling for Kippax tommorrow at the Remembrance service and march to senataph (nothing like going out in style?). After 8 years of very enjoyable banding with Kippax I felt I needed a break from the treadmill of a busy (ish) band. How hard is it to leave a band? :- There are all the great friends there is always another contest we need you for another solo opportunity another new conductor to freshen things up I'm not sure what I want to do playing wise at the moment - maybe just take a break from banding - ala Zak. It would be nice to have a go at something different - maybe ensemble work or a local jazz band, or maybe just sitting in occasionally with a local band. I must say a big thankyou to all at Kippax - past and present - for 8 happy years (my longest stay with any brass band). It's a great band for giving people opportunity to stand up (or sometimes sit in my case) and show off a bit, and also has a continuous turn around of music. With an excellent new conductor and a solid 1st section standard band, playing in 2nd section, its a great chance for another EEb player (and other vacancies - see website) to thrive in a band very much on the up.