In the run up to the National Finals, Reg Vardy Band is pleased to announce the appointment of John Roberts as its Resident Musical Director. The band has been waiting for just the right candidate to fill the position and to work with Musical Director Russell Gray into the next contesting season. John was associated with the band, as the Ever Ready Band, in the late 1990’s, and has been a respected friend of the band since this time. This latest partnership heralds a period of stability and building in the Stanley bandroom. Graeme Tindall, band manager stated, "Everyone at Reg Vardy is pleased to conclude the search for a Resident Conductor with the appointment of John Roberts. We knew it would take time to find the right person and John was always right at the very top of the list of potential candidates but his association with Skelmanthorpe prevented this. John is a highly respected conductor and brings with him a wealth of experience and musicianship that can only benefit the Reg Vardy organisation and we are so pleased to have him on board".