Tullis Sweep the boards at FCBA Solo Contest
Players from the Tullis Russell Mills Band took part in the Fife Charities Band Association’s annual solo and ensemble contest at Kingseat at the weekend and took all the major prizes in the senior section of the contest. There was a large entry of over 50 competitors representing bands and schools from Fife. The contest was split into 5 different sections, with Tullis having 8 members taken part. The main event of the day the senior open contest was won by Craig Herriot of Tullis Russell Mills Band, with second place going to Nicky McLaughlin from the Tullis Russell Intermediate Band and third place going to local Glenrothes bass player Calum Watson who also plays with the Tullis Russell Intermediate Band. A spokesman for the band said “it’s good when one of your players gets a podium prize but to take all three is an excellent achievement for the players and also for the two Tullis Russell bands”. The senior slow melody contest was won by Alan Douglas also from the Tullis Russell Mills Band seeing him retain the title for the 2nd year in a row! The Tullis Russell Mills Band and the Tullis Russell Intermediate Band also took all the individual awards with best horn prize going to Nicky McLaughlin, best bass going to Calum Watson, best euphonium going to Alan Douglas, best over 40 player going to Craig Herriot and best lower section player going to Craig as well. Not only did the two Tullis senior bands do well but in the 16 and under solo’s Michael McLaughlin came fourth and has qualified to take part in the Scottish under 16 Championships to be held in Livingstone in February. Well done to Jay Stenhouse, Paul Mathers & Kyle Kinnear who also took part in the Youth contests.