After many years as Musical Director of Swindon Pegasus Brass I have resigned from the band. My aspirations of banding differs from that of some of the members. Lack of commitment and band management difficulties have created problems. I will also be relinquishing the position of Musical Director of the Swindon School of Brass Youth Band after their 10th Anniversary Summer Course next week. Having founded this organisation more than 10 years ago with eight youngsters, there are now three youth bands through which hundreds of youngsters have been introduced to brass banding. I will now look for new challenges in the banding movement.