Kevin Gibbs is the new MD at the BMP Europe Goodshaw Band. After an uncertain couple of months, the BMP Europe Goodshaw Band has announced that Kevin Gibbs has become their new Musical Director. Band manager Mark Robinson told 4BR: "Kevin has been conducting the band since June this year and has conducted the band for their recent CD recording for the bands 140 year anniversary. It is good to welcome Kevin back to the band and since Kevin took over we have seen an immense increase in the standard of playing and also an increase in players coming to band, all of which has had a positive impact on the band." New players The band has also welcomed new players as well as welcoming back some old faces too. The band has a new Principal Cornet player, Helen Toole who has moved from the flugel horn seat, whilst Danielle Wilcock has joined on solo cornet from the Rossendale Scout Band. Jenny Goy comes from Nelson Brass to join Helen on the front row cornet section. Another new face is John Goy who has taken over the solo baritone and Jill Robinson has moved to second baritone. Jill has played for BMP Europe Goodshaw band for many years together with her husband Mark who have been the driving force to keep the band functioning through some difficult times. "...since Kevin took over we have seen an immense increase in the standard of playing and also an increase in players coming to band, all of which has had a positive impact on the band" ~ BMP Europe Goodshaw Band Welcome back We welcome back some old faces to the band who played a few years ago. Gail Curran has returned to the flugel seat after having a few years break and Joanne Harrison returns on solo trombone withd her husband Kyle Harrison on principal Eb bass. Both Jo and Kyle played for the band a few years ago and are both glad to be back where they feel at home.