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Coalburn celebrate a 2016 of progress

The Coalburn Band will have plenty of musical highlights to look back on from 2016.

  A year to remember for Coalburn

The Coalburn Band from Scotland has looked back at a highly successful 2016 that encompassed musical highlights for all levels of the organisation.


Not only was there success for the Coalburn Bronze, Intermediate and Percussion Academy, but the senior Silver Band claimed the Scottish Second Section title in Perth. The Coalburn Intermediate Band conducted by Kyle MacCorquodale also performed splendidly in the non-competitive Section 4B.

In May, the Bronze and Silver Bands performed in Livingstone Memorial Church in Blantyre, whilst the members of the Intermediate and Silver Bands participated in gala days throughout South Lanarkshire during June, as well as hosting a highly enjoyable a joint Solo & Rehearsal contest day.

No less than five youngsters from the organisation attended the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) summer course4BR

National Youth

No less than five youngsters from the organisation attended the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) summer course.

Coalburn also welcomed Davur Juul Magnussen, principal trombone of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to host an open day, which inspired a new group of excited youngsters to join the Bronze and Intermediate Bands, before the year was rounded off back at Perth where there was further success for the Bronze Band in the Preparatory Section of the Youth Championships.


Brass Bands England to help lead support of a nation's thanks

February 23 • Brass Bands England will help promote 'Battles Over' — a unique commemoration of the end of the First World War, 100 years to the day the guns finally fell silent.

David King

National Champions look for Odyssey repeat

February 23 • Brighouse & Rastrick will be opening their doors for a sneak preview of their 'Odyssey' preparations.


Strata build Regional hopes on new foundations

February 23 • Strata Brass will head to Huddersfield next weekend with a number of new signings in the ranks.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

February 23 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

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

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

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

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger