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3rd January 2014, 8pm
White Hart Hotel
A fun evening for everyone!
We were delighted to receive a grant of £745 from the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity. We wish to thank them and acknowledge their support.
Supported by the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity, giving small grants to local grass-roots organisations.
The band wishes to thank the following for their generous support: Howdens’ donation of £150 was used to buy three trombone mutes; Machrihanish Dunes and Ugadale Hotel for sponsoring accommodation for tutors for an upcoming training weekend; the general public for supporting the band over the Christmas period in their carol playing and bag packing. The funds raised, together with a grant from The Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity, enabled the band to purchase a new tenor horn and music stands.
The Argyll and Bute Schools Concert Band was formed in 2005 to give the area’s young woodwind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality traditional and modern wind band repertoire of a standard intended to challenge and inspire even the most gifted of these young musicians.
This year a number of band members will be attending this course having successfully passed their auditions.
A post course concert will take place in Helensburgh on Tuesday February 18th @7.30pm.
It is no secret that Campbeltown has a rich musical heritage and today it is still an integral part of the community. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that after 30 odd years Campbeltown Brass, if it is not busy competing, is busy entertaining. It is amazing how many in the town have come through the band, acquiring both playing and musical skills that no doubt will stay with them for a long time. The band’s longevity is not just down to attracting new members but also the continued support of the people of Campbeltown that have made it possible to keep the band going and competing at top level.
The recent Scottish Solo & Ensemble Championships in Livingston saw the crème de la crème of young brass players under the same roof. This year’s competition was made all the more fierce by the sheer number of young players emerging onto the scene, which only proves the rising popularity of brass playing in Scotland. Campbeltown brass was represented by 5 of their band members and special congratulations to Erin McLellan gaining a Gold runner up in the junior solo section and Amy Paterson silver. The band’s quartet, in their first competition together, gained a respectable silver and Owen Pickering a bronze in a highly contested Intermediate section. Well done all!
After a busy and enjoyable 5 days on the ABSCB residential course, 51 young musicians from across Argyll & Bute put on a fantastic concert at The Tower, Helensburgh, to the delight of many family and friends.
Seven members from Campbeltown Brass attended the course and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
Special thanks to our guest instructors Neil Samuel and James Garlick for their input and guidance. Thank you to everyone who provided refreshments and the volunteers. Thanks also to the Community centre staff for opening the centre for us at the weekend. Last but not least, thank you to Paul Stone and all the band members for all their hard work in preparing for the championship.