Besses O’Th’ Barn Band are pleased to announce a special guest conductor for their Christmas engagements – Dr Roy Newsome. Dr Newsome, who conducted the band in their heyday, will be fronting the band over the festive period as the band recruits new players and plans to announce their new permanent musical director in the near future. Besses and Dr Newsome have a longstanding relationship based on past success and the hope that Besses will continue on the path to recapturing their past glories. For band members this Christmas, Dr Newsome will be the best present, bringing with him his wealth of experience and unparallelled skills in front of a band. Due to recent player movements, Besses are inviting people who wish to take part in their Christmas concerts to contact with band chair Matt Bailey on 0161 723 5272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He said, “This is a great chance to work with Dr Newsome and have some festive fun at the same time. We’d like any old Besses players to get in touch, as well as anyone else with availablity over the Christmas period. This is one more step along the road to recovery for one of the oldest and most famous names in banding, and with hard work, dedication and teamwork, we’ll make these concerts something to look back on with pride.” Concerts are on the afternoon of Sun 6th Dec at Radcliffe Civic Hall, and Sun 20th Dec at Stand Golf Club from 7pm.