Over the last 2 weeks, Freckleton Band has many people to thank! Our MD, Paul Dalton, has been on Holiday, so we've had 4 guest conductors down to help us pick our own choice test piece for next 'season'! They had a big task to get through the workload set by the band and achieved it admirably. So can we thank: John Ward (Contest Music, Year of the Dragon) Malcolm Brownbill (Infinity, Pageantry, Blitz) John Binns (Harmony Music, Tallis Variations, Chivalry) Gareth Pritchard (Harrisons Dream, Variations on an Enigma) The winning piece was chosen by ballot, but obviously I can't say here what we've chosen! Also we must thank several players for covering empty seats during this busy time: Ian Walsh and Neil Jones from Poulton Band, Caroline Cross from Blackpool Brass, Andy Cheetham from Hesketh Bank, Ian Dyson from Whitworth. The band is now on a well deserved 3 week break and will hopefully return refreshed in August.