A few band members already know about this, but I thought I'd bosh it up on the blog. My wife, Jo, is due to give birth to our first child on the 6th of August (my patchy rehearsal attendance is now explained! So much DIY to do), so I will be taking some "paternity leave" from the band for the Winter and Spring terms to deal with this new bundle of joy.
I hope to return for the Summer Term of 2009, when I will celebrate (?) 10 years of playing with Beenham Band - when I joined there were about 10 of us in total. I did go AWOL between July 2002 and September 2004, but I was working abroad so I did have an excuse...I hope that "getting back in the saddle" will be easier than I found it then...
I'm sure that the trombones will cope with a 25% drop in output manfully - perhaps Daphne can retire her earplugs too!