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Knapton to step down
20/04/18 17:47
Kippax Band have announced that Ian Knapton will be stepping down from his role of musical director in the near future after 18 months in charge.
Ian’s work commitments had started to mean round trips of several hours to each rehearsal. Commitments also to a young family and setting up a new home down in Stamford, Lincolnshire meant that with regret, he has decided to resign and allow someone else to take the reins.
Under Ian’s leadership, the band has performed with fresh new showmanship on the concert stage, and a stable committed full team around the stand.
Ian also led some success on the contest stage, with top 3 finishes at Pogson Bray and Durham Festival Contests along with some additional individual prizes.
Commenting on Ian’s time with Kippax, Chairman Colin Moss said, ‘When Ian arrived, I gave him a clear mandate to drive our band forward. His passion, commitment, and musical ability was clear from the outset. Coupled with fresh new ideas and organisational skills, he contributed significantly to making Kippax a much improved musical and social environment. We thank him for his unquestionable commitment, and understand completely his need to focus on family and work for now. Nonetheless, we’ll to keep in touch, and I’m sure will be seeing him again in the future”.
Commenting on his resignation, Ian said, “I have made the hard decision to leave a great band who have worked so hard for me over the last 18 months. I have enjoyed leading one of the oldest bands in the world, and will be working with them to find the right person to lead the band in the future.”
Expressions of interest for the position of MD with Kippax Band are encouraged, and you should contact colin.moss@kippaxband.co.uk before 4th May 2018.


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Kippax Band is proud of its forward-thinking, energetic group of very talented musicians, all dedicated to the finest music making
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2014 marked the the bi-centenary of Kippax Band with a series of special events and concerts taking place throughout the year to mark this historic occasion. The Band was also delighted to announce a 5 year sponsorship association with Kippax Parish Council which commenced in December 2013.

Kippax Band has always been closely connected to the local community who have, over the years, provided many players past and present. The band also provides its services to the community through parades, Church services and Council organised events.

Kippax Band is also delighted to own its own Social Club, which is based on the same site as the bandroom. The club caters for different social events including line dancing, and is a venue for parties, weddings, and christenings. On the second Sunday of each month either the Kippax Band or a guest band performs in the Club to capacity audiences.