On the edge of history

Issue 5946

Cory Band looks to make further history at the RAH on 8 October. All about the National Final and much more in the latest packed edition of BB!

Scottish Festival judges announced

Wednesday 28 September, 2016

 The Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) has announced details of the adjudicating team for the 2016 Scottish Festival of Brass. Yamaha Artist Russell Gray and tenor horn star Sandy Smith will judge at the Scottish Open and Scottish Youth Championships on 26 November. Raymond Tennant, Alistair Orr and Alasdair Rankin make up the rest of the adjudicating team at the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships, which take place on 26 and 27 November in Perth Concert Hall. Alan Fernie and Brendan Wheeler will judge the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge in Kilmarnock’s Grand Hall on 19 November. Carrie Boax, SBBA President, commented: “Wonderful weekends of music-making await in Perth and Kilmarnock, where brass and percussion players of all ages will take centre stage. From entertainment programmes to own choice test pieces, audience members will be treated to fantastic weekends of performances by terrific bands and I look forward to welcoming everyone in November.” The Band Supplies Scottish Challenge gets underway at 9.30am on 19 November with the Scottish Youth Championships beginning at 9.00am on 26 and 27 November and the Scottish Open starting at 1.30pm on 26 November. Those attending the festival can also look forward to children’s entertainment, workshops and education sessions. More information about the Scottish Festival of Brass is available by logging on to  www.sbba.org.uk.