Knottingley Silver Band have announced their choice of new Musical Director following the departure of Kevin Belcher. The new man is Robin Morgan LFAM ARCM FTCL, who stood in as temporary MD during the bands audition period. He played Solo Euphonium with Pennine Brass and was assistant MD to Ian Porthouse. He then left Pennine and was MD and guest conductor at a number of bands until ill health forced him to curtail his activities somewhat. Neil Johnson, band manager, echoed the sentiments of the band when he said he was delighted with the appointment. "We had a number of high quality applicants for the MD post and i'd like to thank them for their interest, but Robin impressed us most. As well as his undoubted musical ability, it was his energy, drive and enthusiasm which stood out" said Neil. The band are already working hard preparing a new programme of music under Robins leadership, for concerts at St johns Church, Wakefield on the 21st Oct and Wakefield Cathedral on the 28th. "I'm enjoying working with the excellent musicians at Knottingley Silver and am looking forward to a new challenge" said Robin.