First Scottish win for Campbeltown Brass in 24 years!

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by BbBill, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Campbeltown Brass were crowned Scottish Champions at the weekend for the 1st time in their 24 year history, by winning the 3rd Section at the Scottish Championships held in Dundee. They have also qualified to represent Scotland at the National Finals in Harrogate later in September and also have gained promotion into the 2nd Section in November.

    Scotland's youngest and furthest travelled band were drawn 7th in their Section, featuring 12 bands playing Darrol Barry's set test piece, "Prelude & Jubilate". The band played excellent and everybody was extremely happy with their performance after coming off the stage. Adjudicators Richard Evans and Stephen Roberts placed the band ahead of contest favourites Coalburn Band and the other qualifier for the British Finals, Perthshire Brass, giving Campbeltown Brass their 1st Scottish Championship win since they began in 1983. Commenting on the performance Stephen Roberts said "the playing was of Rolls Royce standard", and Richard Evans commented that the band had "the extra sparkle" at several moments in the piece, which set them ahead of the rest of the competition.

    With 20 out of the 28 players in the contest band aged just 16 & under, and with 6 of them playing their Scottish Championship contest for the very 1st time, they were against some very older and more experienced adult bands in the contest. All the preperation in the last few weeks, led by conductor Craig Anderson has certainly paid off, deserving them a very long and over-due win.


  2. yooflou

    yooflou Member

    Well done to you guys - it is great to see you do so well - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Might see you again at Whit Friday????????
  3. Markbone

    Markbone Member

    Ye! Great stuff eh

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