Tuba virtuoso Les Neish will be in Glasgow on Saturday 3rd March at Govan Salvation Army’s Spring Festival. Les is one of the leading tuba players in brass banding and as well as being Principal Tuba of the famous Fodens Richardson Band, he is also a member of tuba quartet Tubalate & brass quintet Polyphonic Brass. Les became the first tuba player to be awarded the Worshipful Company of Dyers Award for Wind and Brass and the Phillip Jones Memorial Prize for most outstanding brass player at the Royal Overseas League Competition and as the only British representative, he competed in the International Performers Competition in the Czech Republic where he was awarded second prize, the title of Laureate of the competition and a special prize for the best interpretation of the set work from the semi-final. He recently completed his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining a First Class Honours degree, a Professional Performance Diploma, and a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction. If you would like to read more about Les please visit his website at www.lesneish.com As well as the 7pm concert, Les will host a Brass Masterclass at 3pm which is FREE of charge and open to all. Les will be joined in the concert by vocal soloist Alice Johnston from Belfast Temple SA, Govan Young People’s Band & Singing Company & Govan Songsters. Bandmaster Bobby Irvine of Ayr Citadel will compere the evening. Tickets for the concert, priced £3, are available from Fraser Ramsay on 01355 902 997.