Whitburn invest in youth

18 year old baritone player Holly Bennett joins the Scottish Open champion.

  Holly is a three time Scottish solo champion

Whitburn Band has announced the signing of Holly Bennett, the current Scottish youth brass champion.

The 18 year old who is a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, joins on second baritone from Arbroath Instrumental Band.

Scottish champion

Holly has been the Scottish solo champion in three different age groups; winning the Under-12 title in 2014, followed by the Intermediate Section in 2017 and the Under-21 accolade earlier this year.

Band Chairman, Charlie Farren told 4BR: "We're delighted that Holly has agreed to join us. She is an exciting young player and we look forward to her performing with us as soon as we get back to rehearsals

Holly replaces Alan Douglas, who has been a great servant to the band both on and off the stage. We thank him for all his service to the organisation and wish him all the best for the future."


In response Holly told 4BR: "Brass banding has always been a significant part of my life — with both as my grandfather and my mother being players. My memories of performing with them will always remain very special to me.

I feel privileged to be invited to join Whitburn. I'm excited and really looking forward to the challenge and developing with such fantastic musicians."

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