According to his status on Facebook, Dr Bob Childs is taking a break from banding once he's taken Cory to the European. Bit out of the blue! One of my most cherished recordings (not just bands, but all music) is the recording of Pickard's Gaia Symphony, which I was also privileged to see live at the RNCM a few years back. Phenomenal music making, and of the many achievements that the Childs/Cory partnership chalked up, that's my highlight. Well done, sir. So, who's next at the biggest job in Welsh banding? And given that RC has said on facebook that he doesn't plan on taking a band at the Nationals or the Open, any suggestions on what he might do next?