Whitwell Brass Band are pleased to announce that David Fretwell has been appointed as their new Musical Director. David brings a wealth of experience to Whitwell having served for twelve years with the Regimental Band of The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire and two years as an instructor in the Kings Division Depot. Since leaving the Army, he has conducted and played for a number of local bands including Dinnington, Thoresby and Hatfield. He is a published composer and arranger with some works having been broadcast on BBC Radio 2’s Listen To The Band. The band looks forward to a long and successful association under his directorship. Whitwell Brass Band would also like to thank Lafarge Aggregates for their continued support. The company are a major employer in the village and was its lifeline when the colliery closed. The band was proud to display their name on their stand banners during our trip to Germany in July 2005. For further information about Whitwell Brass Band, please visit their website, www.whitwellbrassband.org.uk.