The 2008 Scottish Open Championship will take place on Saturday 29th November in Perth Concert Hall. Bands interested in taking part are invited to make application now to Event Manager, Peter Fraser, 62 Fellsview Avenue, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow G66 2LX or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Invitations will be issued after the 30th April. This year the set test piece for the Scottish Open will be ‘St.Magnus’ by Kenneth Downie. This was first commissioned by the Scottish Brass Band Association for the 2004 European Brass Band Championships in Glasgow, and is music to challenge bands at the highest level. With the success of the 2007 event, Perth Concert Hall has now become the permanent home for the Scottish Open. The weekend will also incorporate the Scottish Challenge Shield, Cup and Youth Championships. The Scottish Youth Championships take place on Sunday 30th November. Eleven bands entered in 2007 and this will increase in 2008. The Scottish Challenge Shield and Cup events are for Scottish Bands only at present, but if interest is shown from lower section bands in other parts of the UK, then consideration would be given in future years. This is a great weekend of brass music and consideration will also be given in future years for a Friday evening concert to complete the weekend package.