A huge thank you to everyone who came along to the Band's coffee morning, to help raise much-needed funds to take the band to the National Championships in September. A total of £870 was raised! If you weren't able to join us last Saturday, remember you can still make a donation on the Band's MyDonate page...every penny counts. Well, we have now submitted our profile and information to the organisers of the Nationals - take a look and be proud that we are not just representing Campbeltown but Scotland!
Campbeltown Brass Band Profile
This year Campbeltown Brass is celebrating their 35th Anniversary. Being one of the furthest travelled bands in the country, they have certainly clocked up the miles in this time. Founded in 1983 by Gordon Evans, the Band, although situated in the far-flung corner of the West Coast of Scotland, has accumulated a haul of silverware to be proud of and has produced and continues to produce some exceptional players. Another fact that sets this Band apart and quite amazing, is that the average age of its Contest Band seldom reaches above 14 years old. You will often find that most of the Senior players of Campbeltown Brass are still in Primary and Secondary schools! However, coupled with the experience and guidance of its ‘older’ players, Campbeltown Brass continues to compete against the best in the country and are currently the Scottish Champions in both Second Section and Youth Championship sections, not bad for a Band that takes, on average, a six hours one-way bus journey to compete.
At the heart of Campbeltown Brass is their players and volunteers. The Band is more than just a competing band. It is the coming together of ordinary folks, those who happen to enjoy learning an instrument and want to share the wonderful sound of brass band music with the community and those who wish to help them achieved it. Campbeltown Brass has influenced and inspired generations of players to enjoy music and to enjoy making music together.