Silk Brass would like to say a heart felt thank you to paul andrews, jamie meredith, and peter christian for there time effort and words of wisdom over the past couple of months. Their help has been invaluable in ensuring that the band is ready for the area contest in blackpool and has also been able to fulfil a number of recent engagements. The band also appreciates the large number of offers of help it has received from across the banding world since their conductor jim cant was taken ill in january. jim and angela have also been overwhelmed by the number of get well messages they have received and would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has sent their best wishes. Everyone at Silk is hoping that jim will have a speedy recovery and will be back at the helm very soon, many thanks.