Sandhurst Community Brass has reluctantly accepted the resignation of its long standing conductor, Martin Hayter, and wants to thank him for all his hard work. Martin led the band for over five years; a period which saw the band nearly double in size and become respected as a creditable and competent non-contesting band in the Hampshire / Berkshire area.

Martin took the mixed abilities of players and trained accordingly, working up increasingly challenging and always entertaining programmes which delighted community audiences time and again.

However, his hard work and dedication didn’t stop there. The many hours of planning emailing, phoning and making extra trips to the band room and venues to prepare for rehearsals and events made all the difference to ensure every performance was a resounding success.

Sandhurst Community Brass is part of the same organisation as the Championship section band Sandhurst Silver Band. Martin was a good bridge between the two, encouraging players from either the contesting band to help out and play in the Community Band and see some of his own players take the ‘step up’ into the silver band.

Sandhurst Community Brass now starts the process of seeking a new conductor as it looks to write its next chapter.