The Dalmellington Band has announced that euphonium legend Lyndon Baglin has accepted an invitation to adjudicate their 64th annual Cecil Oughton Memorial Contest. The inaugural competition took place in 1949 and has been enacted every year since.
Lyndon has also agreed to play a few solos in the informal concert which takes place after the results ceremony.
His appointment is the latest in a long run of eminent soloists who have visited the Doon Valley to judge this prestigious event commemorating the life of Cecil Oughton who was killed in action in France during the World War II.
Lyndon Baglin can rest assured of a warm welcome, and some hotly contested solo playing on March 24th!Dalmellington Band
Along with his brothers, Willie Oughton and Robert, Cecil was a master cornetist and trumpeter, who, however, unlike his brothers, left Scotland and the banding world, at the early age of 14, to play for the Oscar Rabin and Nat Gonella Big Bands in pre-war England.
A spokeperson told 4BR: "Lyndon Baglin can rest assured of a warm welcome, and some hotly contested solo playing on March 24th!"