The Kippax Band is delighted to announce the appointment of Russell Gray as its new Musical Director. The band would like to thank all those who applied and auditioned, for providing such an excellent field to select from. Russell spent many years at the highest levels of military music, before becoming conductor of the Darley Dale and Stannington Bands. He was most recently in charge at Wakefield Metropolitan, leading them to victory over Kippax at this years "Area", a pedigree perhaps not lost on the band's members when selecting who they wanted to lead them next year! Russell will take over from Alan Morrison immediately following the Pontin's contest and we wish him (and us!) every success.