British Open contenders Kirkintilloch has announced that they have teamed up with Phillip McCann to take them to the 2012 Scottish Championships.
The Carlton Main MD has enjoyed considerable contesting success in the past twelve months or more with the Yorkshire band, and the Scots hope his experience and demanding work ethic, will see them reclaim the Scottish title for the first time since 2007.
Philip will be working with the band's new resident conductor, Eoin Tonner, who has been working with the band since being appointed in September.
the Scots hope his experience and demanding work ethic, will see them reclaim the Scottish title for the first time since 20074BR
Although the band had to pull out of the forthcoming Scottish Open Championship, they have a number of high profile concert events to round off the year.
A spokesperson told 4BR: "We are hugely disappointed that we will not be taking part in this year's Scottish Open Championships.
The band had been looking forward to improving on last year's second place, but a perfect storm of player availability on the day, coupled to some recent player departures, meant that we would not be able to field the strongest team and it was felt it would be better to withdraw on this occasion."
Down to business
They added: "However, the band will be filling one or two vacancies before getting down to business to concentrate on the push for the Scottish Championships in March."