Royal Buckley Town Band has announced the appointment of Black Dyke trombone star Brett Baker as their new Professional Conductor.
A spokesperson told 4BR: "Brett has spent time working with the band as an advisor and over the past few months has established a good relationship with us. We are delighted that he is taking on a more permanent role at the helm.
Brett will balance the role with his other commitments, and is looking forward to leading the North Walians in 2017.
He told 4BR: "I've really enjoyed working with the band and I can see the commitment and hard work from the players is really paying off as they continue to improve".
Having Brett as our professional conductor is a real coup and we look forward to working with him through to the Welsh Area and beyondBand Chairman, Steve Pugh-Jones
Band Chairman, Steve Pugh-Jones added: "Having Brett as our professional conductor is a real coup and we look forward to working with him through to the Welsh Area and beyond.
With Brett's experience and musical background, Royal Buckley can only continue to become a better band."