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Broxburn set in Stone

Paul Stone has been appointed the new MD at Broxburn & Livingston Band.



Broxburn & Livingston has announced the appointment of Paul Stone as their new Musical Director.


A former principal euphonium player of the West Lothian Schools Band, Paul later attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, where he was awarded the Countess of Munster Musical Scholarship, the Barcapel Music Award, the Robert McCreath Memorial Prize and the Governors Recital Prize.

Varied musical experience

He has since enjoyed a wide and varied musical career encompassing performances with many leading professional orchestras as well as being a member of P&O Cruise orchestras, where he worked with artists such as Iris Williams, Gerrard Kenny, Alan Stuart and Claire Sweeney.

He also maintains a busy performing career as both a freelance musician and a member of Alba Brass.

I believe Broxburn & Livingston is in a strong position to build for the future, and I hope I can help in the realisation of its full potentialPaul Stone


Paul told 4BR: "I’m excited to be working with a band with such a rich heritage.

I believe Broxburn & Livingston is in a strong position to build for the future, and I hope I can help in the realisation of its full potential."

National trophies

2018 National Finalists confirmed

March 19 • The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2018 Regional contests on the weekend.

Friary Guildford

Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • Frairy Guildford make it four wins in a row as they retain their top-flight title and are joined at the Albert Hall by Thundersley.


Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Fourth Section

March 18 • Bradwell Silver strikes gold to take Fourth Section title and head to Cheltenham alongside Regent Community Brass and Great Yarmouth Brass.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: Championship Section

March 18 • NASUWT Riverside makes it a North of England Area double as they head back to the Albert Hall as champions again with Reg Vardy in tow.

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 23 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport SK72JT

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 23 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Boobs & Brass at Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 24 March • Huddersfield Town Hall. Corporation St,. Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Hitchin Band

March 20 • BASS TROMBONE VACANCY - Hitchin Band (promoted to Championship as of 2019) are looking for a bass trombone player to fill our vacancy. We are a friendly and sociable band with a busy and varied concert programme throughout the year.

Milnrow Band

March 20 • 2nd EUPHONIUM and 2 FIRST CLASS CORNET PLAYERS. We have immediate vacancies for a 2nd Euphonium & 2 Cornet players (positions negotiable). We rehearse Mon/Thur 8pm-10pm in our own bandroom in Milnrow, situated just off J21 M62 and accessible via Metrolink.

Amesbury Town Band

March 20 • Players of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. We don't contest, so feel free to drop in, even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument.

Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger