The Shirley Band are pleased to announce that they have engaged the services of Alwyn Green to direct the band for their challenge for honours at the Midland Area Contest in March 2008. The band have worked with Alwyn many times over the past 20 or so years, during which time he guided the band to 2nd place in the (old) Second Section National Finals. Alwyn's pedigree in the music world bears comparison with the very best. He is an outstanding Bass Trombone for the CBSO as well as being a first class teacher, conductor, arranger and orchestrator. The band are looking forward very much to the work ahead on James Cook Circumnavigator, which we have no doubt will be a very enjoyable experience, resulting in what we are sure will be a highly polished and musical performance come March. Any players, particularly cornet players, who would like to join us in this venture will be most welcome. Feel free to PM me for further details, check out our thread in the vacancies section, or visit the website www.shirleyband.co.uk.