Following the departure of Stan Lippeatt in June, the Band have actively been seeking a new Musical Director. Several contenders expressed an early interest in conducting the Band, with even more applying once the position was formally advertised. The Band have not rushed to appoint a replacement, wanting to make sure they got the right man. The Band is now delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Morrison as their new Musical Director. Alan needs no introduction after working for many years with Grimethorpe Colliery Band as Principal Cornet and latterly conducting Brighouse and Rastrick Band, as well as being a highly regarded soloist, adjudicator, and Associated Board Examiner. Alan first worked with EYMS in 2000 at the Pontin’s Championship, followed by the 2001 North of England Area where under his guidance they qualified for the National Finals. More recently, Alan directed the Band to success at the 2009 Kippax Entertainment Contest, followed by the 2010 Butlins National Mineworkers Open Brass Band Festival. The Band is delighted to welcome Alan, and we wish him a long, productive, and successful time as Musical Director. The Band would like to thank Jim Davies, John Roberts, and David Lancaster for their help, support, and guidance during the summer months whilst the Band sought a permanent Musical Director.