The Shirley Band (MD David Bishop-Rowe) are looking for a couple of cornets, front or back row, to complete our team and a tenor trombone to put us back up to full strength ahead of a busy concert and contest schedule beginning with the Wychavon Contest on 1st November. We are currently ranked in the top half of the 1st Section and are looking to consolidate and improve our position within the brass band world. We have a realistic approach to commitment, and only ask that members do their best to attend, allowing for work, family and other commitments. Students are therefore welcome, and many of our former student members have thoroughly enjoyed their time with us. We rehearse on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8 pm, alternating our rehearsal venues from Light Hall School, Shirley and Hockley Heath Village Hall. Both of these venues are easily accessible by road, being only a couple of miles from junction 4 of the M42. Our players attend from a wide range of locations throughout the West Midlands and lifts could also be arranged should you require transport. Further details can be found on or website, www.shirleyband.org.uk, which contains loads of information about the band together with contact numbers. Alternatively, please feel free to PM me (though I haven't been 4th man down for years!).