The Scottish Open champion Whitburn has welcomed a number of new signings to the ranks ahead of their British Open challenge at Symphony Hall this weekend.
The respected cornet player Alex Ramsay has joined from the cooperation band and will take up the assistant principal cornet role, whilst he is joined on the solo cornet bench by Callum Robb.
Callum is the principal cornet of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland and later this year takes up his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Two former players also return in the form of cornet player Liam Orr after completing his Masters in Trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, while Amy Gray, who starts her second year at the Royal Northern in September, rejoins on percussion.
I'm delighted we have been able to strengthen the band at such an important time of the contesting yearWhitburn Band Chairman, Charlie Farren
Whitburn Band Chairman, Charlie Farren told 4BR: "I'm delighted we have been able to strengthen the band at such an important time of the contesting year.
The band is buoyed by the new additions and looks forward with confidence, beginning with Birmingham this weekend."