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Coalburn award a year to remember

There were plenty of trophies on offer at the annual Coalburn Band Awards evening, as the Scottish band looks represent the nation further afield in 2017.

Coalburn Awards
  Looking up — There were plenty of awards up for grabs at Coalburn

Over 100 members of the Coalburn Band organisation recently came together for their annual awards night, where Carrie Boax, President of the Scottish Brass Band Association, was their welcome guest.

Coalburn Bronze Band (Children's Band) has a membership of 28 children and celebrated another successful year under the baton of Musical Director David Fehilly with awards going to the horn section, of Rory Hunter, Eilidh Court and Georgia and Sarah Brown.

Awards

Cornet player Harry Cowan was recognised as the 'Most Improved Player', whilst kit player Finlay Damer gained the accolade of 'Most Valuable Contribution'. 'The Children's Choice Award', chosen by the children themselves, went to Beth Damer.

Meanwhile, the Intermediate Band Awards were for 'Player of the Year', 'Most Improved Player of the Year' and the 'Players' Player of the Year', and were won by Ross Lyttle (who also took the 'Players Player Award) and Jack Archibald, whilst the Coalburn Percussion Academy awards saw 8 year old George Anderson claim the 'Most Improved Player' trophy.

Conductor's Prize

The Silver Band awards saw the 'Conductor's Prize' go to percussionist Megan McGaghey, the 'Section Award' won by the trombone team of Elizabeth Meikle, Anna Biggart and David Fehilly and the 'Band Person of the Year' going to Secretary and Treasurer, Daniel Beadle.

The prestigious Silver Band 'Player of the Year' was chosen by Musical Director Gareth Bowman, went to flugel horn Calum Miller.

This was a wonderful night of celebration and we now look forward to the forthcoming year and especially our trip to represent Scotland in the European Brass Band Championships in OstendBand President Alan Court

Wonderful night

Band President Alan Court told 4BR: "This was a wonderful night of celebration and we now look forward to the forthcoming year and especially our trip to represent Scotland in the European Brass Band Championships in Ostend."

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