There was an excellent display of young and old Scottish banding talent on display at the Howden Park Centre in Livingston on the weekend for the Besson Solo & Ensemble Contest run in conjunction with the Scottish Brass Band Association.
n a magnificent display of young musical might and flourishing talent, Perth Concert Hall played host to 45 youth bands and ensembles over the course of two days during the Scottish Festival of Brass.
It also provided further affirmation
The Coalburn Band claimed the Scottish Borders BBA honours in Selkirk at the weekend, with a victory that had a touch of the Olympic spirit about it under conductor Gareth Bowman (above).
Faster, higher, stronger
Their winning programme opened with
The Tullis Russell Mills Band has announced the death of their highly respected and immensely popular percussion player Irene Carstairs on Thursday 26th July.
Guest of honour
Irene had been bravely fighting cancer since she was diagnosed in November 2010,
Rothes Hall, Glenrothes.
Saturday 10th March – playing order of sections – start 10.00 a.m.
3rd Section - Adjudicators David Thornton & John Doyle
2nd Section - Adjudicators Roger Webster & Steve Pritchard Jones
4th Section - Adjudicators