After a challenging few months of uncertainty Ransome Brass Band are delighted to announce that Simon Kerwin has taken over as musical director. This heralds a new era for the band after a period of dwindling members. The band has already made a few new signings as well as attracting former members. Simon Kerwin brings with him a wealth of experience that has seen him live in Norway, Scotland and New Zealand as composer, conductor and tuba soloist. Simon said of his appointment, “ I am ecstatic that Ransomes have got over a very turbulent time and that the dedicated core of players have been vociferous in keeping the band together. I’m looking forward to guiding the band back to the contest platform and reclaiming their position as one of the best bands in the country.” The band is building their engagement calendar and is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. It is hoped that the band will go on tour next year.