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Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band Win Scottish Title For Second Year Running


The Concert Hall at Perth was buzzing on Sunday with over 500 young musicians from thirty two youth bands competing in the various sections of the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships.


The Carnoustie and District Youth Brass band who won the top honours last year for the first time when they were crowned Scottish Youth Champions repeated the result this year. The band, which has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2008, has made its way straight to the top of youth brass and is now recognised as one of the top youth bands in Britain.


The adjudicators for this year’s Premier Section had to decide on the head to head competition between Carnoustie and District and their very strong rivals West Lothian Schools Band for the title. One of the adjudicators, Howard Snell, in his summing up said that Carnoustie and District’s performance was of such a high standard that they could easily compete in a senior Championship Section competition.


The band played a twenty minute programme which enthralled the audience from start to finish. The programme had everything in it from fast and furious fanfares in The Olympic Spirit to the rousing crescendos of Dundonnell and the beautiful hymn tune in The Scots Miscellany. In amongst these high calibre and extremely difficult pieces which the band took in its stride, Ross Knight, one of the band’s tuba players featured as the soloist with a wonderful performance of Vittorio Monte’s, Czardas.


Earlier in 2010, the Carnoustie and District band won the Advanced Section at the British Youth Brass Band Championships in Manchester. The band will be returning to Manchester in April 2011 to compete in the British Championships, but this year in the Premier section which is the highest level in the competition.


If this weekend’s performance, which gained them the Scottish Youth title for the second year, is repeated then there is every chance that they will be challenging for the top British title.


Pictured is the band with its musical director, Mr. Michael Robertson, celebrating their win in Perth.


Scottish Champions 2010 

Scottish Champions 2010

Scottish Champions 2010

(Premier Section)

Scottish Champions 2009

(Premier Section)
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