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Scots trio full of Euro pride

A trio of talented young players will represent Scotland with pride as they head to Utrecht to join up with the European Youth Brass Band.

  A trio of player will play the Saltaire with pride

Three members of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) will travel to Utrecht on Sunday to proudly represent their nation as members of the European Youth Brass Band.

They will meet up with players from across Europe under the baton of the celebrated conductor Ivan Meylemans to rehearse and then perform in a series of high profile concerts and appearances throughout the week as part of the 2018 European Championships- including bringing the whole festival to close on Sunday May 6th.

Cornet players Kyle Fitzsimmons, from Co-operative Funeralcare Band, and Bathgate's Storm Robertson will join tenor horn player Iona McVicar who lives in Cyprus to perform repertoire that will include Philip Sparke's 'Partita', Stijn Aertgeert's 'Osterfjorden' and Gavin Higgins' 'Ivory Ghosts'.

We are very proud to once again send three outstanding young talents to represent the nation for what will be an experience of a musical lifetimeSBBA

Very proud

A SBBA spokesperson told 4BR: "We are very proud to once again send three outstanding young talents to represent the nation for what will be an experience of a musical lifetime."


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Conductor and composer