The PolySteel Band have announced with regret that it has amicably parted company with its musical director, Philip Harper. The partnership of Philip Harper and the PolySteel Band has brought excitement to the brass band stage for over seven years. Philip's stunning arrangements and compositions enabled the band to become one of the best entertainments bands in the UK. Visual and innovative programmes were developed that produced many outstanding performances. Under Philip's guidance the band have won the Butlins Mineworkers Championship, Yeovil Entertainments Contest, the West of England Area, the Grand Shield and had top three finishes at the All England Masters and the English Nationals. A spokesman for PolySteel Band stated: "The band have had a fantastic seven years under Philip's guidance and would like to thank him for all his hard work and hope to work with him again in the future."