St Andrew's Day Challenge in Perth

23 bands will bring a domestic compositional flavour to the Scottish Challenge Shield contest in Perth this weekend.

  Perth Concert Hall hosts the contest

The Band Supplies Scottish Challenge contest takes place at Perth Concert Hall on Saturday (1st December) where 23 bands from the First, Second, Third and Fourth Sections will look to claim the trophy and the £300 first prize.

Kick off

It all kicks off at 9.30am when the first bands takes to the stage with their own-choice test-piece selection trying to impress adjudicators Stan Lippeatt and Brett Baker.

Podium finishers will receive £200 and £100 respectively with the highest placed band in each section also gaining £100. There is also a best instrumentalist award.

As the contest is taking place on St Andrew's Day, competing bands were asked to perform a work by a Scottish composer.

Works being performed include those from Peter Graham, Alan Fernie, Kenneth Downie, Thomas Wilson, and Hamish MacCunn.

Competing bands:

1st Old Boys Silver (Stephen Cairns)
3BA Experience Band (Benjamin Markl)
Annan Town (Andrew Warriner)
Brass Sounds Inverclyde (Wendy McCorkell)
Broxburn & Livingston (Charlie Farren)
Buckhaven & Methil Miners (Stephen Craig)
Campbeltown Brass (Stephanie Mitchell)
Clackmannan District Brass (Ross Brotherston)
Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman)
Dundee Instrumental (Robert McDonald)
Dysart Colliery (Kenneth Letham)
Granite City Brass (Bruce Wallace)
Irvine & Dreghorn (Lewis Bettles)
Jayess Newbiggin (Duncan Beckley)
Kilmarnock Concert Brass (Scott Walker)
Kingdom Brass (Paul Drury)
Newmains & District (Michael Marzella)
Newmilns & Galston (Alan Cameron)
Penicuik Silver (Robert W Fraser)
Perthshire Brass (Craig Dennis)
St Ronan's Silver (Simon Railton)
Kirkintilloch (Gareth Bowman)
Unison Kinneil (Chris Shanks)

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