Scottish Championships

“We’ve won a trophyyyyyyyy”

That was the cry from our youngsters on Sunday 8th March when the results were announced after the Band performed “Neverland” by Christopher Bond at the Scottish Brass Band Championships in Perth.  We were placed 3rd out of 14 Bands in our Section (we were 4th last year) – and we can’t complain at that.  The Band played almost as well as rehearsed but given stage nerves and a faster tempo than the adjudicators wanted, we were 3 points off the winners, Newland Concert Band and 1 point behind Kilmarnock Concert in 2nd place.  Both Newland and Kilmarnock were promoted into the 3rd Section and with continued hard work and regular practice that is where we hope to be this time next year.

Here’s a photo showing the Band were pleased with their performance.

Rehearsals Suspended

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the need to mitigate its spread, the Band Committee has suspended all Youth and Senior Band rehearsals until further notice. We will endeavour to restart rehearsals as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we encourage all players to practice at home whenever they can.

George Thorburn

Sorry to hear of the recent death of Band stalwart, George Thorburn. Here is a photo of him and the Band with the Edinburgh Charities Cup for the best 4th section band following a Band Contest in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 1st December 1973 – this is arguably one of the Band’s better results when we were placed 6th overall and beat many bands in the 2 sections above us.

Well done, George – you will be fondly remembered and missed by us all.