Brass @ the Bard’s 22nd March 2014

Juniors Play at Annual Concert – 3rd July 2010

As mentioned in the main news section the juniors took part in the band’s annual concert playing as a group and as part of the whole band. On Sunday 27th June they played at an open day at the Swallow Theatre Sorbie, to much acclaim. The programme consisted of a variety of music and styles […]

Juniors at Galloway Music Festival – 6th March 2010

At the beginning of December the juniors entertained at the Wigtown pensioners’ Christmas dinner. The youngsters played a short programme with great enthusiasm and musicianship which was rapturously received by the large audience. At the recent Galloway Music Festival there were more successes for the juniors. Kyle Fitzsimmons was the best in grade 1 followed […]

Juniors Win at Brass in the Park Music Festival – 15th September 2009

As can be read in the main news section the juniors gave a very good concert in June. After a short break in July rehearsals started for the Newtongrange Brass in the Park Music Festival. The group was entered in the Junior Band Novice Section. The ten minute programme chosen was Gospel Rock, Groovy Kind […]

8th March 2009 – Successes at the Galloway Music Festival

The juniors had many successes at the Galloway Music Festival. The junior group, with 11 players won the combined ensemble section with some excellent playing of Russia, a selection by Ernie Waites. The adjudicator, Michael Ball, praised the group’s style, intonation, precision and enthusiasm while awarding 88 marks out of 100 which is at distinction […]

25th December 2008

After the conductor’s visit to the local Primary School in Creetown, seven new learners have been recruited. This brings the total number to twenty. The junior group played at two concerts. At the concert organised by the Whithorn Guild in October the youngsters played a wide selection of music and amazed the audience with their […]

01 June 2008

The junior band had a very successful concert on Monday 26th May. The group, comprising 10 players with an age range of 8 to 14, looked very smart in the new purple polo shirts. The concert began with two group items then the younger members all played a solo with CD accompaniment. This was followed […]

14 March 2008

A group from the junior band played in the Wigtownshire Music Festival and won the section for large ensembles, gaining more points than the other three ensembles. The group comprised John Birse and Charlotte McDowall on 1st cornet. Tessa Syed-Tollan, Emma Hay, Nathan Syed-Tollan and Barnaby Williams on 2nd cornet. Caitlin Kerr on horn, Ben […]