Welwyn Garden City Band would like to officially announce the appointment of Stephen Tighe as their professional Director of Music. Many will know Stephen as a conductor and band trainer of some distinction, as well as a regular adjudicator. He has many years experience as a former professional trombonist and has played for many top class band. He has conducted now for over 20 years and his successes with bands such as Freckleton / Moston & Beswick / Bedford Band Leigh / Ever Ready / Carlton Main / Dobcross and many others in the North are well recorded. He and his wife Caroline have moved south to Northants for family reasons and he has already made a dramatic difference to the way the band thinks and has brought a touch of musical class to the band room. His skill as a band trainer has enlivened the band and former members have re-joined. He has given guidance to the band in terms of it's management and ambitions and is determined to make a mark in the Southern region. " I am looking forward to working with players with such a positive mental attitude and determination to succeed". "I am sure their commitment and my experience and knowledge will move us forward at quite a pace!" "We need to strengthen up here and there, but I am feeling very confident."