Blackburn and Darwen Band have revealed the final piece in the Jigsaw in their bid for a 2008 1st Section National Finals place, with the signing of Kevin Stringfellow on Eb Bass. This brings the total number of players signing since Wilkinsons Contest in November to eight. The band have been delighted to welcome Rachel Marriott (Cornet), David Macleod (Trombone) Tim Jackson (Bass Trombone), Martin Gernon (Percussion), Dee Russell (Cornet), Nick Hunt (Euphonium) and Lewis Taylor (Baritone). An encouraging 5th Place at the Brass at the Guild contest in Preston on 3rd February saw them placed above several local Championship Section rivals. The band are also busy preparing for a trip to Holland in the summer.