The Ipswich and Norwich Co-Op Band are very please to be able to announce the appointment of Robin Norman as our new Musical Director. Robin lives in Suffolk and works as the brass band series editor for Warner Bros./IMP; he is also the owner and chief editor for Crabtree Music Publications. He brings to Ipswich with him extensive solo and ensemble performance and conducting experience gained at all levels of banding. Indeed, until recently, he was the principal E-flat Bass player at the Travelsphere Holidays Band. Robin takes over the baton from Stephen Kenna who, after 15 years, has decided to step down due to work commitments. Steve retains an affiliation with the band in his new role of conductor in association and we wish him well for the future. The band is thoroughly looking forward to our time with Robin and, as one of only three nationally graded Championship Section Bands in East Anglia, a very varied and busy concert and contest schedule for the remainder of 2005.