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International flavour to the Scottish Open in Perth

There is a cross border, cross ocean feel to the Scottish Open Championship in Perth this weekend.

Scotland
  The Scottish Open Championship takes place in Perth on Saturday

4BR will also be heading to the wonderful city of Perth this weekend to bring you live coverage of the Scottish Open Championship.

15 bands take to the stage to perform their Peter Graham selections in the hope of lifting the title.

The defending champion is Whitburn, whilst there is added international flavour to the event with former champion and recent Brass in Concert Championship runner-up Fountain City making a welcome return.

The defending champion is Whitburn, whilst there is added international flavour to the event with former champion and recent Brass in Concert Championship runner-up Fountain City making a welcome return4BR

Scottish Open:

Saturday 25th Movember
Perth Concert Hall
Own Choice test piece composed by Peter Graham
Commence 1.30pm
Adjudicators: Steven Mead and Alan Morrison

Bon Accord Silver (Stephen Malcolm)
Bo'ness & Carriden (Kevin Price)
Co-operative Funeralcare (Allan Ramsay)
Damellington (Richard Evans)
EYMS (Stig Maersk)
Fishburn (David Hirst)
Fountain City Brass (Dr Joseph Parisi)
Kirkintilloch (Ray Munday)
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass (Charles Keenan)
Kingdom Brass (Paul Drury)
Rainford Band (Gareth Brindle)
Tullis Russell Mills (John Wallace CBE)
Unison Kinneil (Raymond Tennant)
Whitburn Band (Prof Nicholas Childs)
Yorkshire Imperial DUT (Russell Gray)



Mead

Plans set for Bolsover Summer School

February 24 • More exciting plans have been put in place for the sixth Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School led by Steven Mead in July — and you can be a part of it...


Jones

RNCM announces major Philip Jones Brass Ensemble competition

February 24 • A major partnership between the RNCM in Manchester and Ursula Jones will see the hosting of the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition in July 2019.


Centre Stage

Drum rolls please — and keep it deliberately quiet

February 24 • The new MP-Drum from Centre Stage Percussion is being unveiled at the North West Regional Championship.


Spring

2018 Spring Festival details announced

February 24 • The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

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


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact


The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator