The young musicians of the National Youth Band of Scotland (NYBBS) who were disappointed that their Easter residential brass course had to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak have managed to play together as a band after all.
Abandonment of the (NYBBS) Easter course at Strathallan School in Perth, left the hopeful attendees feeling bewildered and at a loss, but determined to do something about it.
"We were all gutted to hear the news that the Easter course had to be cancelled due to the current Coronavirus circumstances,"Carole Ednie, a baritone player with Glasgow-based the cooperation band.
However, working with solo horn player Amy Paterson, a member of Black Dyke Band as well as other friends, she set about organising a virtual NYBBS Band so that they could continue making music together.
The result is an online performance of a piece of music called 'Freakin' Awesome' which can be seen on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/carole.edniie/videos/2972086196181620/
thanks to everyone who took part in the video with a special mention to the NYBBS tutors and special guests who also took partCarole Ednie
"I would like to thank euphonium virtuoso Scott Kerr for allowing us to use his arrangement of this music,"Carole added. "And thanks to everyone who took part in the video with a special mention to the NYBBS tutors and special guests who also took part.
Finally, big thanks also go to Ryan Bradley for his wonderful talent in editing all the individual performances into a single fantastic finished product. We hope you enjoy listening and please feel free to like and share. Stay safe!"