IT HAS been a winning combination but after seven and a half years as musical director of Sellers International Youth Band, Mark Bousie has decided to pass on the baton.

The band has built up a fine reputation both locally and nationally, and are currently National Youth Advanced Section Champions.

It is hard to imagine that the band will have much problem finding someone to take on this talented set of young musicians who have already shown star quality.

The band is seeking applications for the post of musical director.

What they are looking for to continue Mark’s good work is an inspirational, energetic musician who is, of course, great at working with young brass players.

Anyone interested in taking on this renowned young band should email a letter of application, including a brief outline of how they see the band’s future, to Mrs Christine Edwards –