Press release: 5th April 2011 Leyland Band are delighted to announce that former musical director, Jason Katsikaris, will return to the UK to direct them at the British Open Championships in September. Associate Musical Director, John Doyle, revealed the news to 4barsrest this afternoon. The full article can be seen here: http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=13163 Jason led a resurgence at Leyland during his two year tenure, leading the band to victory at the 2008 Grand Shield contest as well as fourth prize on his Symphony Hall debut. This was followed by another fourth at Birmingham the following year and a critically acclaimed programme of new music at Brass in Concert as well as the release of Penlee, featuring the music of Simon Dobson and Kenneth Hesketh. All at the band are looking forward to working with Jason again in August.