Saturday night's concert saw a debut for our new percussionist, Catherine Nye. Catherine, a student at Greenhead sixth-form College in Huddersfield, was previously with the Greenfield band and applied for the position at Kippax to further her playing experience at a higher level. Catherine plays both kit and tuned percussion, but says she prefers tuned. She was therefore fortunate on Saturday to find herself supported by the excellent Robert Hardy of Strata brass, who took on the kit work in spectacular fashion. A big thanks to Robert, as well as to Linda Whittaker (horn), Martin Trowmans (flugel), Pete Sanderson (bass) and Steve Butler (bass) for helping out this weekend.