What a year!
2022 has definitely been a year to remember for Campbeltown Brass!
Thank you to everyone for all your amazing support - we can’t wait to see what the future brings!
Happy New Year and Best Wishes from everyone at Campbeltown Brass!
The British Bandsman Contest Performance of 2022!
With many outstanding contest performances from some remarkable bands in 2022 the decision on the one I think was the best was not easy, each time I considered what I had heard I kept coming back to one performance and that is always a good indicator. The British Bandsman Contest Performance of 2022 goes to Campbeltown Brass, on the 18th September 2022 they played 'Ghosts, Goblins, Witches and Wizards' in the 2nd Section Finals at Cheltenham and this is what I said in the live comments. A solid start, it has control and dynamics. Good solo sections that sound confident, the move in tempo is well controlled and the detail remains. Movement 2 is also well handled, good contrasts and good detail. We have a well-balanced start to the 3rd movement and we continue to get the detail, this is going well, some great playing. The 4th movement doesn’t disappoint either, good dynamics and the detail is coming out well. I didn’t hear much wrong with this performance, I think the adjudicators are going to like that. - The British Bandsman
2022 4BR Lower Section Band of the year!
The remarkable commitment and musical excellence of Campbeltown Brass from the west of Scotland has seen them claim the 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year accolade. - 4BR
New Geneva Ambassador!
We are delighted to welcome Mae Barr as a Geneva Young Ambassador! As part of our initiative with the Geneva Foundation to support grassroots Brass banding by supporting young stars, Geneva instruments is delighted to welcome Mae to the team. Mae is 15 years old and plays Principal Horn with 2nd Section National Champions, Campbeltown Brass. She also plays solo horn with the National Youth Brass Band Of Scotland, She plays a Geneva Cardinal Horn. After switching from cornet to Tenor Horn in 2019, Mae is quickly building a reputation as one of the countries exciting young Horn playing talents. 'I personally heard about Mae at the National Finals Cheltenham and was immediately impressed. Mae is a rising star across our movement and plays with a fantastic maturity. I can't wait to see her progress and follow in the footsteps of her idols.' - Richard Bates, Development Director- Geneva Instruments. Mae Joins us with Joshua Pope this month as we look to build a strong community around the movements young talent. Something in which we will continue to push and bring through the next stars in Brass Banding. - Geneva Instruments
20th December 2022
Community Centre, 7pm
Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships 2022
27th November 2022
Winners of the Preparatory and Development Section! Photos
National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain
18th September 2022
We only went and did it! Campbeltown Brass made the epic journey to Cheltenham and returned as National Champions!
Campbeltown Brass in Concert
27th August 2022
We were delighted to have international cornet soloist Jim Hayes from Championship Section The cooperation band joining us. Huge thanks to Geneva Group for supporting this event.
30th August 2022
Coffee morning with performances by all bands, raffles and stalls.
31st July - 6th August 2022
Strathallan School, Perth
Ten band members attended the NYBBS residential summer school this year, which finished with two amazing concerts at the Albert Hall, Stirling (Photo)
Glenbarr War Memorial
30th July 2022
It was a privilege to play at the re-dedication of the Glenbarr War memorial. Today marked 100 years and 1 day since the original unveiling. The proceedings followed closely those of 100 years ago. The band played hymns for the laying of wreaths, the National Anthem and The Last Post. Thank you to the trust for inviting us to play. (Photo)
Summer Band Camp 2022
20th - 22nd & 25th - 27th July 2022
Kirk Street Hall
Photos available to view here
Pop-up concert photos
Notice is hereby given that Campbeltown Brass Band will hold their AGM on Thursday 7th July, at 7 pm, Kirk Street Hall, Campbeltown. Band members and the general public are invited to attend.
101st St Columba Conventicle
12th June 2022
Some of the band members played at the 101st St Columba Conventicle in Southend. It was possibly the windiest outdoor event we’ve ever played at but thanks to at least 100 clothes pegs not one piece of music blew away! (Photo)
9th June 2022
Dunaverty Village Hall, Southend
A fantastic concert featuring CBBz, Junior and Senior band, with guest soloist, former band member Gavin Johnson (The Agar Trust Ambassador).
16th May 2022
Campbeltown Town Hall
5th May 2022
This week the band had the pleasure of working with American Trombonist Paul Ferguson who was visiting Kintyre all the way from Cleveland. Paul is a versatile Trombonist and has played extensively in both orchestral and jazz settings. All 3 bands at Campbeltown Brass enjoyed a Masterclass from Paul…and especially enjoyed his rendition of Georgia on My Mind.
Everyone at Campbeltown Brass Band would like to thank Paul again for a wonderful day of music, and for giving our members some words of wisdom for the future.
Busy few days for the band, Springbank Distillers open day on Thursday and Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon and 10k Race today. Thank you to all the band members who took part. (Photos)
17th April 2022
Busy weekend for the band. Delighted to be asked to play at the stunning Saddell house on Saturday afternoon for a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. This morning we played at the Highland Parish Church for their Easter service. We are are very grateful to the church for their continued support of the band.
11th - 14th April 2022
10th April 2022
Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Scottish Championships 2022
12th March 2022
Perth Concert Hall
Congratulations to Campbeltown Brass, Second Section Champions!
Six Nations Rugby
27th February 2022
Great day out yesterday for 8 of our bandmembers as they played with the Whitburn Band at Murrayfield stadium for the Scotland v France Six Nations Rugby match. It was a tad chilly so we were very grateful to have on our soft shell jackets supplied by Springbank Distillers. (Photos)