Just felt the need to congratulate the YHBBA (especially Peter Gilbey and Peggy Tomlinson) for the excellent conductor's course held today in the Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) bandroom. Richard Evans was a superb tutor, running the course with his customary humour, allowing all those present to benefit from his great ability and vast experience. Huge thanks to the Friendly Band for putting up with the delegates. Special mention for the catering team who managed to interpret "light lunch" as an excellent full roast dinner! The course was extremely well thought out, taking into account delegates of all abilities and I'm sure we all came away encouraged and with plenty of food for thought. Thanks again to all those involved in a first class event. May there be many more! Sud.