The Co-operative Funeralcare Band has announced that Scott Kerr has joined the ranks ahead of their British Open challenge in Birmingham on the weekend.
The talented former euphonium player of Newmilns & Galston Band comes in as co-principal euphonium.
Scott told 4BR: "To be joining the band I have listened to, watched and admired as a young boy, is like joining your favourite football team — an incredible experience."
He added: "The opportunities and experiences I have had already have been of great benefit to my banding career. You cannot put a price on working with some the best musicians and conductors that comes with playing with the Co-op Band."
Scott also thanked Newmilns & Galston for the decade or more he has spent developing as a player.
"Having started in the band when I was only 12, the band became a secondary family. Without all of their guidance and support I would not be where I am today, and I wish them all the best in the coming years."
He is a fantastic young player with a very big future ahead of himBand Manager, Martin Stack
Fantastic young player
Co-operative Funeralcare Band Manager Martin Stack told 4BR: "We are really excited that Scott accepted our invitation. We have heard him play many times and have tracked his progress very closely for the last twelve months.
He is a fantastic young player with a very big future ahead of him."
He added: "I’d like to place on record our gratitude to Chris Shanks who has moved onto principal baritone – the sign of a true bandsman willing to move for the betterment of the band. This appointment and moves make us stronger as an ensemble."