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New trio to boost Kirky Perth assault

The Kirkintilloch Band has announced a trio of new signings ahead of the Scottish Championship in Perth in March.

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The Kirkintilloch Band has announced a trio of new signings ahead of the Scottish Championships in Perth in March.

Former Dalmellington Band principal cornet Lindsay Roxburgh takes on the same role with immediate effect after a short spell with Co-operative Funeralcare Band.

Admired

Band spokesman John Needham told 4BR: "Due to exams and an increased workload at Glasgow University, principal cornet Gregory Chaplain has moved onto repiano.

He adds strength and experience to the back row and we would like to place on record our thanks for his continued dedication and commitment.

Lindsay is a player we have admired for some time, and so she was the obvious choice for us to approach. We are delighted that she has accepted the role."

High regard

Lindsay added: "I feel very lucky to be joining such a friendly group who have always been held in such high banding regard. I'm looking forward to leading the band in our upcoming events."

Meanwhile, Katie Ankers fills the soprano cornet role, after starting her playing career with Dunaskin Doon before enjoying time with Kilmarnock Concert Brass and most recently Unison Kinniel.

Fantastic opportunity

Katie commented: "When the chance arose, I was delighted to accept. This is a fantastic opportunity which allows me to play alongside superb musicians."

Lindsay is a player we have admired for some time, and so she was the obvious choice for us to approach. We are delighted that she has accepted the roleBand spokesman John Needham

Can't wait

Finally, Oliver Begley comes in on solo trombone following experience with the Ulster Youth Orchestra and First Old Boys. He recently played with Kirkintilloch at the Scottish Open Championship.

"I can't wait to get stuck into contesting in a new area and help the band to build on the successes of recent times,"he said.

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