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Strong line-up for Scottish titles in Perth

There will be plenty of keenly fought action at the Scottish Championship in Perth next month, with national representation, titles and qualification up for grabs.

  Perth Concert Hall will host the Scottish Championships

55 bands will take to the stage at Perth Concert Hall over the weekend of 10th/11th March for the 2018 Scottish Championships.

The Second, Third and First Sections will take place on the Saturday with the Fourth, 4b and Championship Sections the following day.

2019 European

The band winning the Championship Section will represent the nation at the 2019 European Championships in Montreux. The top two bands in each section will qualify for the National Finals in London and Cheltenham.

Championship Section:

Adjudicators: Paul Holland & Michael Ball

Bathgate (Anne Crookston)
Bon Accord Silver (Stephen Malcolm)
Bo'ness and Carriden (Lee Skipsey)
Co-operative Funeralcare (Russell Gray)
Dalmellington (Richard Evans)
Kirkintilloch Kelvin (Charles Keenan)
Newtongrange Silver (Andrew Duncan)
Tullis Russell Mills (Tony George)
Whitburn (Prof Nicholas Childs)

First Section:

Adjudicators: Michael Ball & Mark Wilkinson

Arbroath Instrumental (Michael Robertson)
Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman)
Dalkeith & Monktonhall (James Chamberlain)
Dunaskin Doon (Chris Bradley)
Granite City Brass (Bruce Wallace)
Johnstone (Martyn Ramsay)
Kingdom Brass (Ian Porthouse)
Lochgelly (Paul McKelvie OBE)
Newmilns & Galston (Alan Cameron)
Unison Kinneil (Raymond Tennant)

Second Section:

Adjudicators: Mark Wilkinson & Anne Crookston

Annan Town (Paul Drury)
Broxburn & Livingston (John Boax)
Campbeltown Brass (Paul Kiernan)
Croy Silver (Kenneth Blackwood)
Clackmannan District (Paul McKelvie OBE)
Jedforest Instrumental (Phil Rosier)
Renfrew Burgh (Mark Good)
Shotts St. Patrick's (Ray Mundy)
St. Ronan's Silver (Alan Fernie)
Irvine & Dreghorn (Scott Kerr)
St. David's Brass (John A. Dickson)

Third Section:

Adjudicators: Paul Holland & Michael Alcorn

Brass Sounds Inverclyde (Chris Mansfield)
Buckhaven & Methil Miners (David Neil)
Dunfermline Town (Andy Shaw)
Dysart Colliery (Kenneth Letham)
Langholm Town (Chris Shanks)
MacTaggart Scott Loanhead (Craig Savage)
Newmains & District (Michael Marzella)
Peebles Burgh (Peter Holmes)
Perthshire Brass (George D. Annan)
Selkirk Silver (Stuart Black)

Fourth Section:

Adjudicators: Mark Wilkinson & Michael Alcorn

Barrhead Burgh (David Henderson)
Bon Accord Silver 'B' (Jennifer Cook)
Callander Brass (Ian Milligan)
Dundee Instrumental (Robert McDonald)
Forfar Instrumental (Terrence Jackson)
Hawick Saxhorn (David Robb)
Highland Brass (Mark Bell)
Kilmarnock Concert (Scott Walker)
Newland Concert (Paul McKelvie OBE)
Penicuik Silver (Stuart Black)
Queensferry Community Brass (James Anderson)
Stranraer Brass (Angela Miller)
WhItburn Heartlands (Ian Fleming)

4b Section:

Adjudicator: John Boax

Granite City Community Brass (Alex Dawson)
Coalburn Intermediate (David Fehilly)


Result: London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: Third Section

March 18 • LGB Brass leads the way back to another National Final appearance alongside St Sebastian Wokingham and Milton Keynes Brass.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: Third Section

March 18 • Barton Community heads to Cheltenham with Knaresborough Silver at their side after a cracking Third Section battle in Durham.

Upper Rhondda

Result: 2018 Welsh Regional Championship: Fourth Section

March 18 • Upper Rhondda beat the snow and the opposition to head to Cheltenham with the youngsters of Cwmtawe Youth

Ian Williams

Williams memory at Brangwyn Hall

March 18 • There may be a keen battle for glory today in Swansea, but people will take time to remember one of the finest players to grace the Brangwyn Hall stage.

Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 18 March • The Hawth, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

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

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 18 • Our third section B Band are looking for Cornet and Trombone players. Rehearsals Friday's 7.00 - 8.15pm and Sunday mornings 10.00 - 12.15pm Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse. Our Saturday morning training band is also looking for players. All abilities.

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 18 • Second Section band we are looking for a 2nd Trombone and back row cornet. We have a busy concert calendar and a trip to Italy planned for August 2018.. Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer