The PolySteel Band are pleased to announce the signing of star trombonist Nick Hudson for their assaults at Yeovil and the West of England Championships. The current West of England champion are looking to repeat the start to the contesting season they had last year and the signing of Nick Hudson confirms just that. Nick replaces the outgoing solo trombone Nathan Jenkins who leaves the band due to an impending fatherhood and has been an integral part of the set up at PolySteel for the last couple of years. Musical director Philip Harper commented, "We are very sorry to see Nathan leave the band. He has played an important part in the band's success, not only through his performances, but also on the social side of things. We wish Nathan and his wife well, especially for the coming months ahead. We are of course delighted that a player of Nick's calibre has joined the ranks for the next couple of months to cover the top trombone seat while we search for a replacement. The band would also like to extend a warm welcome to Graham Boag who has joined on Bb Bass from Camborne Town Band in Cornwall. Meanwhile, the band recently spent a weekend in the recording studio putting together a programme for it's latest cd release. The recording, which will be available on the World of Brass label, took place at the Crypt School in Gloucester on the weekend of the 26th/27th Jan. The band and soloists were on fine form throughout the weekend, playing music from the pen of Philip Harper in the shape of 'Lionheart' and the 'Water of Tyne' to Philip Sparke's 'Malvern Suite'. The cd will be released later in the year and will surely be a must have for fans of the PolySteel Band and brass bands in general.