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Band's Solo & Ensemble Competition

Sunday 25th January 2015



Class 1 Ensembles

Winner - Campbeltown Brass B (Hannah Oman, Rebecca Semple, Amy Paterson and Suen Yee Walker).


Class 2 Beginners Solo (Less than 1 year's experience)

Winner - Jamie Colville (Trombone)

Runner up - Rhona Campbell (Flugel)


Class 3 Primary Solo

Winner - Andrew McMillan (Eb Horn)

Runner up - Kyle Paterson (Eb Horn)


Class 4 Intermediate Solo (S1 & S2)

Winner - Amy Paterson (Eb Horn)

Runner up - Erin McLellan (Cornet)


Class 4 - Open Solo (S3 - S6)

Winner - Aimilia Chute (Euphonium)

Runner up - Owen Pickering (Bass Trombone)


Well done to all competitors and special thanks to our Adjudicator Fergus Kerr.

Besson Solo & Ensemble Championships

Saturday 7th February 2015

Congratulations to Amy Paterson, Gold Award and winner of the Junior Solo Section and Erin McLellan also received a Gold Award!




Junior Solos

Amy Paterson, Gold 1

Erin McLellan, Gold


Intermediate Solos

Owen Pickering, Silver


Junior Ensembles

Campbeltown Junior Quintet, Silver


Intermediate Ensembles

Campbeltown A, Gold

Campbeltown B, Bronze


Well done to all the competitors.

Training Weekend with Alan Fernie

28th February - 1st March 2015

We wish to thank Alan Fernie for a fantastic weekend!  Well done to all involved and for all your hard work.  Special thanks to those who provided lunch.


Mid Argyll Music Festival 

Saturday 21st March 2015

It was a long day of competition at the Mid-Argyll Music Festival but a great day for the band in all quarters. A big well done to every player that competed.


Campbeltown Junior Brass won the Junior Bands section. Campbeltown Brass won the Open Bands section. Amy Paterson won The Co-operative Membership Cup for the highest mark in Solo Brass.  Campbeltown Junior Brass won "The Gifford Bowl" for the highest mark gained by a Choir or Band with 92 points! Finally, well done to Kintyre Schools Wind Band who came joint second in the Senior Bands.



Beginners Solo

Winner -  Rona Campbell

Second -  Jamie Colville

Third - Andrew Colville


Primary Solo

Winner - Andrew McMillan

Second - Kyle Paterson


Brass Solo Secondary S1 - S3

Winner - Amy Paterson

Second - Erin McLellan


Brass Solo Secondary S4 - S6

Winner - Owen Pickering

Second - Kirsten Souter


Instrumental Ensemble (Primary)

Winners - Campbeltown Juniors Quintet


Instrumental Ensemble (14 & Under)

Second - Campbeltown Brass Quartet


Instrumental Ensemble (17 & under)

Winners - Campbeltown Brass Quintet


NYBBS Summer Course

26th July - 6th August 2015

This year 9 members of the band attended the annual National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) course held at Queen Victoria School in Dunblane.


Over 180 young people from all over Scotland gathered together to make up three bands.  Gordon Evans once more conducted the National Childrens Band and received a special award from the Scottish Brass Band Association for his involvement with NYBBS lasting for 30 years.  Joining him in the Childrens band was horn player Andrew McMillan.


The Reserved Band, conducted by John Boax, was led by Principal cornet player Kirsten Souter.  The Band’s Solo Competition was won by horn player Amy Paterson and completing the hat trick of success, soprano cornetist Hannah Oman was named as Best Student.  Also attending the Reserved Band were Suen Yee Walker, Iona MacDougall and Rebecca Semple.


The Senior NYBBS, conducted by Russell Gray and Richard Evans, attracted the membership of trombonists Lucy Kerr and Owen Pickering.  


All three bands performed in a concert to a packed audience in the famous Dunblane Cathedral.  The quality of the performance was absolutely stunning and all the 180 younger players look forward to returning next year and for the Senior NYBBS, a 10 day trip to Canada beckons to take part in the Nova Scotia Tattoo.

Summer Music Camp

August 2015

In August we held our second annual Summer Music Camp. Attracting over 36 primary school youngsters, the event took part at the Community Centre.  Led by Gordon Evans and Katrina Barr, assisted by a number of senior students, the week was a great success.


16 of the players were beginners and it was amazing to see their progress over the week, so much so that all the youngsters were able to perform at the annual Agricultural show.


The Junior Band performed a half-hour programme with music including Thunderbirds, James Bond and 12th Street Rag.  The Beginners then joined in for the finale playing the Welcome March, Abide with me and Campbeltown Races.

MOK Music Festival Coffee Morning

Saturday 22nd August 2015

Thank you to everyone who came to our coffee morning today - to all the band members, the helpers and the audience! We raised just about £1000!

Concert at Southend 

Thursday 10th September 2015

A fantastic evening of music with Campbeltown Brass and local artists. A great turn out and support from the community of Southend and it was a pleasure to be able to entertain such an appreciative crowd.

Beating the Retreat

Wednesday 23rd September

To commemorate the Battle of Loos.  In the presence of Lord Lieutenant Patrick Stewart with Campbeltown Brass and the Kintyre Schools Pipe Band.


The battle started in September 1915. It was the first time Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War used armies of volunteers in a major attack - around 30,000 Scots took part in the Battle.

Fife Charities Contest

Saturday 26th September 2015

Best Third Section 


West of Scotland Solo & Ensemble Contest

Saturday 31st October 2015


​19 of the Band’s young players competed at The West of Scotland Youth Solo and Ensemble Championships.  This turned out to be one of the Band’s most successful days ever.  Cornetist Erin Mclellan was crowned Youth solo Champion for the third successive year qualifying for the Scottish Championship in Livingston in February 2016.  Joining her will be second placed horn soloist Andrew McMillan and third placed Kyle Paterson on euphonium.


In the Intermediate Section, a really tough class saw Bass Trombonist Owen Pickering gave a fantastic performance to clinch second place and qualify for the Finals.  


In the Ensembles, it was a Campbeltown clean sweep.  The Junior Ensemble of Drew Cunningham, Andrew McMillan, Caius Walker, Kyle Paterson and Scott Oman took the trophy just ahead of a second group consisting of Hannah McCaig, Rona Campbell, Jack Campbell, Jamie Colville and Andrew Colville.


In the Intermediate Ensembles the winners were Kirsten Souter, Emma Bannatyne, Lucy Kerr and Owen Pickering with Hannah Oman, Rebecca Semple, Amy Paterson and Suen Yee Walker clinching second place, completing a very successful day for the Band and earning much praise from both the audience and Adjudicator Katrina Marzella from the famous Black Dyke Band.



Junior Solos

Erin McLellan - Gold, First

Andrew McMillan - Gold, Second

Kyle Paterson - Gold, Third

Caius Walker - Silver

Hannah McCaig - Bronze

Intermediate Solos

Owen Pickering - Gold, Second

Junior Ensembles

Campbeltown Junior A, First

Campbeltown Junior B, Second

Intermediate Ensembles

Campbeltown Intermediate A, First

Campbeltown Intermediate B, Second

Scottish Youth Championships

Saturday 21st November

Double Champions!


Campbeltown Brass Bands incredible 2015 continued at the Scottish Festival of Brass held in the Perth Concert Hall.  The Senior Band winning the Scottish Challenge Trophy, the Junior Band crowned Scottish Youth Champions winning the Broadnib Trophy and a Gold Award, with the Beginners Band winning a Silver Award in their first ever competition.


Competing in the Preparatory Section, the Junior Band gave a stunning performance of The March - Kilmory Castle, The James Bond Theme, 12th Street Rag and cornet soloist Erin McLellan celebrating her 13th birthday, wowed the adjudicators and audience with a moving rendition of the popular song, The Rose.


Making their contest debut with most of the group having only played for a few months, the  Beginners Band, conducted by Katrina Barr, charmed everyone with music ranging from The Welcome March to Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho and gained a well-earned Silver Award.


The following Saturday it was the turn of the Senior Band to make the nearly 400 miles round trip to compete in the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge.  With over half of the 28 strong band still of school age, they were by far the youngest band taking part.  Wearing very smart brand new uniforms, they gave a remarkably mature performance of the test piece Laudate Dominum by Edward Gregson to beat off strong competition and carry off the Scottish Challenge Trophy and a commemorative banner.


Musical Director, Gordon Evans was a very happy man at the end of a very hard but rewarding championship and wished to thank all the players and their families for the support and effort put in.

Scottish Challenge Cup 

Saturday 28th November 2015

Campbeltown Brass Senior Band

Winners of the Best Third Section Band.

Band Christmas Concert

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

We rounded up a very successful year with a final concert of 2015.  We wish to say a big thank you to all our friends and family for their continual support.

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