Published on December 6th, 2021 by gavin
Baker steps down
After nearly fourteen successful years leading the South Yorkshire Police Band, Leigh Baker has stepped down from service.
His tenure saw the band build in confidence and consistency and be crowned national champions and Yorkshire champions amongst a host of other successes in contests, concerts, and events.
Leigh’s recent house move has increased his travel time to South Yorkshire, and after great deliberation, Leigh will step down after the Christmas season.
Baker added, “I’m sad to be moving on. The band is in great shape with a fabulous set up and ethos, and I’m sure they will continue to make significant progress.
I’m looking forward to new (nearer!) challenges in the new year.”
SYP band manager Simon Davies added, “Leigh’s time with the band has been fruitful in terms of high-quality music concerts and contests. We are sorry to see him go and wish him well in his future ventures.”
The band’s recruitment process for a new MD has commenced.