|Rushden Echo and Argus, 16th May 1947, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mr M J Roberts has resigned the conductorship of Rushden Town Band, in which he has served since he was only nine years old. The resignation follows a hint given at the band’s annual meeting, and steps are now being taken to find a successor.
For many years a cornet soloist of much ability, Mr Roberts has had both brass band and orchestral experience, and gained valuable experience in a Navy band during the First World War. Under his direction the Town Band has gained many of its best contest successes.
Mr Roberts is vice-president of the Northamptonshire Brass Band Association.