A TEST Valley band member is to swap his baton for a cornet. Chris Sharp has been with Test Valley Brass for 19 years but is to leave his role as Musical Director of the Senior Band to play in the band itself.

The band currently has 50 members in its youth band and 25 in its senior band Test Valley Brass is inviting anyone interested in applying for the position to forward their CV to the band secretary at secretary@testvalleybrass.co.uk.