Mark Dutton is the new MD for Dunchurch Band, based in Rugby. Mark has been involved in banding for 35 years and has played with several bands in the Midlands including Bedworth, Coventry Imperial, Coventry School Of Music, Rolls-Royce Coventry as well as Hillingdon in London. He was bandmaster for Bilton Silver Band and has been a Midlands Area committee member and the secretary of Bedworth Band. He started playing on cornet then moved to euph, bass trom and Eb bass. Mark has been guest conducting Dunchurch since the tragic death of Neil Thompson, the previous MD. Mark was voted in by the band after they had auditioned other quality candidates resulting from publicity in TMP and 4BR. With Mark now firmly installed and a new HQ the band are looking forward to more quality concerts and a return to contesting later this year. Still looking for a couple of cornet players, a trombonist and a bass player..