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Scottish Youth set for National showcase

The trio of National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland are getting ready for their end of course concerts

Scotland
  The players are getting ready for their weekend concert appearances

More than 170 talented young musicians have been working hard at Strathallan School in Perthshire this week on the 2019 National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) summer course.

And over the last few days they have been taking part in an action-packed programme of rehearsals, concerts and social activities as part of one of the three bands that cater for their playing development.

Edinburgh concert

On Wednesday the senior National Youth Band performed in the famous Ross Bandstand in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens — just below the iconic Castle under the baton of conductor Ian Porthouse, whilst the Reserve and Children's Bands had a chance to take part in social activities before their concert at Forgendenny Village Hall on Wednesday evening.

Incredible

Ian told 4BR: "It's been a great course to be involved in and the tutors and players have been incredible. The concert showed just how much progress has been made in such a short space of time — vibrant, fun and mature playing from start to finish."

All three bands are now working towards their end of course concerts on Saturday, which will take place at Strathallan School and Stirling's Albert Halls.

All three bands are now working towards their end of course concerts on Saturday, which will take place at Strathallan School and Stirling's Albert Halls4BR

NYBBS Senior Band Principal Players:


Conductor: Emeritus Richard Evans and Musical Director: Ian Porthouse

Soprano — Hannah Oman
Cornet — Callum Robb
Flugel — Storm Robertson
Horn — Amy Paterson
Baritone — Carole Ednie
Euphonium — John Walker
Trombone — Robyn Anderson
Bass Trombone — Owen Pickering
Eb Tuba — Gavin Johnson
Bb Tuba — Henry Kay
Percussion — Ross Manning

NYBBS Reserve Band Principal Players:


Conductor: John Boax

Soprano — Gregor Koziel
Cornet — Catriona Hackwood
Fluge — Fraser McLachlan
Horn — Eilidh Court
Baritone — Siobhan Crumlish
Euphonium — Emily Bennie
Trombone — Caius Walker
Bass Trombone — Aileen Orr
Eb Tuba — Morgan Jones
Percussion — Ronan Somerville

NYBBS Childrens Band Principal Players:


Conductor: Alan Fernie

Soprano — Ethan Deane
Cornet — Angus Paton
Flugel — Rona Campbell
Horn — Liam Bennie
Baritone — Charlie Boax
Euphonium — Angus Ritchie
Trombone — Jamie Colville
Bass Trombone — Marcella Haldane Boyle
Eb Tuba — Andrew Colville

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