Following last Sunday's concert at Hall Ley's Park in Matlock the band's MD, Jim Henson, tendered his resignation from the band.
Jim has directed the band for just over 2 years, and in that time has lead the band with great aplomb and panache for many successful and well received concerts and to two contest successes (3rd place at Preston Guild Hall in January 2017, and 1st place at the North East Midlands Brass Band Association contest in February 2017). Most recently Jim lead the band to a 5th place at the Midlands Regional Championships in Bedworth in March 2018 confirming the band's 2nd Section status for another year.
Jim has accepted the position of Musical Director for the Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band, and has agreed to continue to direct Bakewell whilst the band search for his replacement is undertaken.
The band would like to thank Jim for his hard work, dedication and direction in his time with the band, and would like to wish him success with his new position at Shirebrook.