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Richard Evans Decides To Resign from NYBBS

Published in General on 2013-11-12 by Empty Chairs

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It is with regret that The Scottish Brass Band Association announces that Richard Evans has decided to resign as Musical Director of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland.

George Burt, SBBA President, commented: "Following recent discussions with Richard, where we came to an agreement that he was to continue being an integral part as the premier band's MD until 2015, his letter of resignation was an unexpected disappointment.

SBBA, and me personally, are immensely grateful for the support he has given the Association since it became the parent body of this remarkable youth music organisation. His input to the creation and implementation of the new NYBBS development strategy announced last year has been invaluable and was much appreciated. Whilst there were areas with which he has recently disagreed, I had hoped that we could resolve these."

Richard has been the NYBBS Musical Director since 1992, and during this time has led the band on two major tours abroad - to Germany in 2002 and Japan in 2008. In 2010, SBBA was proud to formally recognise his considerable achievements over these many years by the presentation of its highest honour - The President's Award.

George Burt continued "Whilst this news is undoubtedly a disappointment for all involved with NYBBS, Richard has already been kind enough to recommend several possibilities for his successor, and we will now do our best to secure an appropriate replacement as soon as possible."

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