Following a highly sucessful six years as Musical Director at Matlock Band, Roger Jepson has decided to take a break from the brass banding world. During this time, Roger has lead the band from strength to strength achieving promotion from the depths of the 4th section to the 2nd section. Under his direction, Matlock became 4th and 3rd section Midlands area champions, 3rd section Butlins Mineworkers champions, winners at Buxton, Leicester, Derby and Leamington contests as well as appearing at the Harrogate National finals 4 times. The band would like to thank Roger for all his hard work over the years and the achievements made together. It is hoped that the band can build on the high standards already set by him and continue to move further forward. Matlock Band are pleased that Roger has accepted the invitation to become the patron of the band and look forward to his continued support. The search for a new Musical Director will now begin.