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Strong line-up for Scottish titles in Perth

There will be plenty of keenly fought action at the Scottish Championship in Perth next month, with national representation, titles and qualification up for grabs.

  Perth Concert Hall will host the Scottish Championships

55 bands will take to the stage at Perth Concert Hall over the weekend of 10th/11th March for the 2018 Scottish Championships.

The Second, Third and First Sections will take place on the Saturday with the Fourth, 4b and Championship Sections the following day.

2019 European

The band winning the Championship Section will represent the nation at the 2019 European Championships in Montreux. The top two bands in each section will qualify for the National Finals in London and Cheltenham.

Championship Section:

Adjudicators: Paul Holland & Michael Ball

Bathgate (Anne Crookston)
Bon Accord Silver (Stephen Malcolm)
Bo'ness and Carriden (Lee Skipsey)
Co-operative Funeralcare (Russell Gray)
Dalmellington (Richard Evans)
Kirkintilloch Kelvin (Charles Keenan)
Newtongrange Silver (Andrew Duncan)
Tullis Russell Mills (Tony George)
Whitburn (Prof Nicholas Childs)

First Section:

Adjudicators: Michael Ball & Mark Wilkinson

Arbroath Instrumental (Michael Robertson)
Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman)
Dalkeith & Monktonhall (James Chamberlain)
Dunaskin Doon (Chris Bradley)
Granite City Brass (Bruce Wallace)
Johnstone (Martyn Ramsay)
Kingdom Brass (Ian Porthouse)
Lochgelly (Paul McKelvie OBE)
Newmilns & Galston (Alan Cameron)
Unison Kinneil (Raymond Tennant)

Second Section:

Adjudicators: Mark Wilkinson & Anne Crookston

Annan Town (Paul Drury)
Broxburn & Livingston (John Boax)
Campbeltown Brass (Paul Kiernan)
Croy Silver (Kenneth Blackwood)
Clackmannan District (Paul McKelvie OBE)
Jedforest Instrumental (Phil Rosier)
Renfrew Burgh (Mark Good)
Shotts St. Patrick's (Ray Mundy)
St. Ronan's Silver (Alan Fernie)
Irvine & Dreghorn (Scott Kerr)
St. David's Brass (John A. Dickson)

Third Section:

Adjudicators: Paul Holland & Michael Alcorn

Brass Sounds Inverclyde (Chris Mansfield)
Buckhaven & Methil Miners (David Neil)
Dunfermline Town (Andy Shaw)
Dysart Colliery (Kenneth Letham)
Langholm Town (Chris Shanks)
MacTaggart Scott Loanhead (Craig Savage)
Newmains & District (Michael Marzella)
Peebles Burgh (Peter Holmes)
Perthshire Brass (George D. Annan)
Selkirk Silver (Stuart Black)

Fourth Section:

Adjudicators: Mark Wilkinson & Michael Alcorn

Barrhead Burgh (David Henderson)
Bon Accord Silver 'B' (Jennifer Cook)
Callander Brass (Ian Milligan)
Dundee Instrumental (Robert McDonald)
Forfar Instrumental (Terrence Jackson)
Hawick Saxhorn (David Robb)
Highland Brass (Mark Bell)
Kilmarnock Concert (Scott Walker)
Newland Concert (Paul McKelvie OBE)
Penicuik Silver (Stuart Black)
Queensferry Community Brass (James Anderson)
Stranraer Brass (Angela Miller)
WhItburn Heartlands (Ian Fleming)

4b Section:

Adjudicator: John Boax

Granite City Community Brass (Alex Dawson)
Coalburn Intermediate (David Fehilly)


4BR Shop: Flash the plastic!

June 22 • There is a great deal on the iconic plastic pTrumpet through the 4BR Shop at the moment thanks to Band Supplies.


Jagger makes stone's throw move to sop

June 22 • Rob Jagger has made the move from bumper-up to soprano cornet for Grand Shield champion Hammonds.

Bass trom

Are you in the market for a bass trombone?

June 22 • If you are looking for a pro level bass trombone then John Packer has one ready and waiting for a new home...


Muggeridge takes Flight with life saving CD

June 22 • Former Fairey Band baritone player Keith Muggeridge has launched a fund raising CD to say thank you to the brilliant Air Ambulance Service that helped save his life.

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Frampton on Severn Silver Band

June 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.

Crewe Brass

June 22 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.

Lydbrook Band

June 22 • Lydbrook Band are recruiting a 2nd Trombone to our join our Championship section band . This is a great opportunity to be part of the premier band in the Royal Forest of Dean.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist