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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)


It's All About You at Bolsover...

March 22 • The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School will have plenty of attractions for its delegates this year... led by Steven Mead.


EEBA announces adjudication swap

March 22 • Ian Porthouse and Russell Gray asked to swap roles to ensure EBBA's perception of anonymity in adjudication in Utrecht.


Regional thanks as well as concerns from AoBBA

March 22 • The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators has expressed its gratitude as well as their concerns following the recent series of Regional Championship events.

Flemish Open

Strong line-up for Flemish Open

March 22 • There is a strong line-up of competitors for the forthcoming Flemish Open in Mechelen.

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 23 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 23 March • Bramhall High School. Seal Road. Stockport SK72JT

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 22 • We are still looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life (you do not need to work for the Police!)


March 22 • Do you want to be part of one of the best run brass band organisations in the North West of England? Then look no further. The Pemberton Old Wigan DW organisation are holding auditions for the position of Conductor for their B band. The band is currently well placed in the 2nd section North West area and are looking for an ambitious and forward looking candidate who can take the band forward. No time wasters please.

Chelmsford Silver Band

March 22 • Chelmsford Silver Band require the following. Bb bass, Cornet and 2nd Baritone players. A non-contesting band, established for over 50 years and enjoy a good reputation performing at local and regional events plus organizing our own concerts.

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher