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Scottish Youth Brass Band Festival - 26th November 2023

Clackmannan District Beginner Brass Band took part for the first time in the Scottish Youth Brass Band Festival. They performed in the Novice Section, comprising of 14 bands, and achieved a silver award.

Their program consisted of:  Fanfaranette, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Grace Kelly, Batman, Everything is Awesome and Bob the Builder.

The adjudicators had only nice comments about the band and gave really positive feedback on the performance.  

Thank you to  everyone for their effort and commitment that they put in to the day to make it so successful. It was noted by one of the adjudicators that there were NO adults in our band, which makes their achievement even more note worthy.

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Scottish Challenge Shield - 18th November 2023

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Clackmannan District Brass Band competed at the Scottish Challenge Shield and were placed 3rd overall out of 26 competing bands.

To quote one of the adjudicators ......... Wow! From a field of 26 bands, across 4 sections the band were placed 3rd overall and picked up the prize for best 2nd section band too.

 

Principal Cornet player Lorraine McLeod was awarded The Paul Dornan Award for Best Principal Cornet player.

 

Congratulations must go to The Kirkintilloch Band on winning the contest and to their horn section for winning The Anthony Hope Memorial Cup. 

Huge thanks must go to Paul Drury for all his efforts in preparing the piece for the contest. The work put in by all enabled the band to pull out a performance that was worthy of 3rd place. Thanks must also go to our bass guests Jaiden and Donald. Well done to all our brilliant soloists and whole band in general.

Events

Saturday 9th December 2023 - 6.30pm

Christmas Concert

Alloa Town Hall

Mars Hill, Alloa. FK10 1AB

The Clackmannan District Brass Bands perform at their annual Christmas Concert.

Always well attended, and featuring all the bands of the organisation: beginners, youth and development, senior and ensemble. The concert will be a varied program which will include some well known Christamas tunes and give the opportunity for some audience participation.

Tickets can be reserved by contacting us at enquiries@clackmannanbrass.co.uk

Sunday 10th December 2023 - 2.30pm

Strathcarron Singers Christmas Concert

Park Church, Park Terrace,

Stirling FK8 2NA

The Youth & Development Band are proud to be taking part in the Strathcarron Singers Christmas Concert titled "A Christmas Riddle"

This is the second year that the  Youth & Development band have performed at this event, having been given the opportunity to take part after many years of the Senior Band supporting this very worthwhile cause.

 

The story of "A Christmas Riddle" is told through music and song with a narrative performed by the Edwin Drood Players, which the band are very much looking forward to being a part of.

Look out for us out and about over the next few weeks

We will be out and about over the next few weeks so look out for us at the following locations:

Friday 1st December - Alloa High Street Market - 12pm

Saturday 2nd December - ASDA (Alloa) - 12pm - 5pm

Sunday 3rd December - ASDA (Alloa) - 12pm - 5pm

Sunday 3rd December - Tillicoultry Parish Church - Carols by Candlelight - 4pm

Tuesday 5th December - Stirling Castle - 5pm - 8pm

Friday 8th December - Dollar Community Cafe - 2 - 4pm

Sunday 10th December - Strathcarron Singers Christmas Concert - Park Church, Stirling - 2.30pm

Saturday 16th December - Morrisons (Alloa) - 12pm - 4pm

 Sunday 17th December - Morrisons (Alloa) - 12pm - 4pm

Friday 22nd December - Morrisons (Alloa) - 2pm - 4pm & 5pm - 7pm

Awards Day

Player of the Year
Senior Band

Graham Caldwell

Section of the Year
Senior Band

Horns and Flugel

Star Award
Beginner Band

Hector Stobbie

Most Improved Player
Senior Band

Tom Lamb

Twist Endeavour Award
Youth & Development Band

Lewis Young

Most Improved Player
Beginner Band

Sophie McLean

Bandperson of the Year
Senior Band

Luci Lamb

Most Improved Player
Youth & Development Band

Katie Hensman

At our annual awards day in early November we had a solo and ensemble performance and competition section. This event is to recognise players for all sections of the organisation. We also had some long service awards given out on behalf of the Scottish Brass Band Association to Julie Johnston, Lorraine McLeod, Leslie Muir and John Muir.

 

The winners of the open playing competition were Graham Caldwell and Louise Kroegler playing the Flower Duet, with the Presidents award going to Shona Caldwell.

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CLACKMANNAN DISTRICT BRASS BAND OFFICIAL SITE

Music for everyone by everyone

They say that music is the language of the soul, and this is certainly true for Clackmannan District Brass Band. From contesting and live concerts to rehearsals and learning from scratch, Clackmannan District Brass Band is a charitable organisation that touches the whole community locally.

Clackmannan District Brass Band was formed in 1991 from the amalgamation of Alloa Burgh and Alva Town Brass Bands and they strive to continue the long history of brass bands in the Clackmannanshire area by the encouragement and development of new players of any age.

Clackmannan District Brass Band aims to promote the advancement of the arts and culture within the community through the practice and performance of music on a communal and amateur basis, the education of members of the band in music techniques and the provision of a community service by the public performance of music. 

Clackmannan District Brass Band are a diverse and inclusive organisation, made up of 4 different brass band groups and welcome enquiries from all about becoming a member.:

Clackmannan District Brass Band

Clackmannan District Brass Youth & Development Band

Clackmannan District Brass Beginners Band

Clackmannan District Brass Ensemble.

Explore the site and check out their music.

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Vacancy

BBb Bass Player

Are you a BBb bass player looking for a new challenge?

We are looking to fill our vacant BBb bass seat - with immediate effect.

 

We are a friendly, ambitious, hardworking second section band based in Alloa, with our own rehearsal facility.

We rehearse every Tuesday & Friday evening 7.30 to 9.30pm and have an exciting and varied list of engagements and contests planned each year.

For more information or informal discussions please contact us via the link below.

Or

send us a message via Facebook messenger.

All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

CLACKMANNAN DISTRICT BRASS BAND MUSICAL DIRECTOR
PAUL DRURY

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Paul is no stranger to the band, having been part of the band that lifted the First Section Scottish Championship title in 2012 and coming seventh at the National Finals. He also conducted the band at the 2022 Second Section Scottish Championship.

The band stated: "Paul is an excellent musician, established composer and arranger, with a great reputation as a conductor and MD."
In response Paul said: "I'm thrilled and excited to be working with Clackmannan for the Scottish Championships. The band is an enthusiastic and very talented group and I'm already enjoying the challenges of the test piece. I'm thrilled and excited to be working with Clackmannan for the Scottish Championships. The band is an enthusiastic and very talented group and I'm already enjoying the challenges of the test piece."

THE BRASS BAND FAMILY OF CLACKMANNAN DISTRICT BRASS BAND

The Sum of the Talented Parts

If you would like more information about Clackmannan District Brass Band,
maybe you would like to join us contact us at enquiries@clackmannanbrass.co.uk or
if you would like to make a donation please click below

ENSEMBLE

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BEGINNER BAND

Crowds always love seeing the Beginner  Band in full performance mode, and Clackmannan District Brass Band couldn’t be happier to have such an enthusiastic group of learners. This is where all the musicians begin their journey.

If you would like more information about Clackmannan District Brass Band,
maybe you would like to join us contact us at enquiries@clackmannanbrass.co.uk or
if you would like to make a donation please click below

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The Band organisation wouldn't be complete without its non contesting members. Clackmannan District Brass Band couldn’t ask for a better group of talented musicians who get together for a blow on a Thursday evening.

YOUTH & DEVELOPMENT BAND

The Youth and Development  Band is an integral part of Clackmannan District Brass Band and plays an instrumental role in the success and musical progression of the group.

GET IN TOUCH

Want to learn more about Clackmannan District Brass Band, the Ensemble, the Youth & Development Band or the Beginner Band?

Unit 1, Makers Village, Alloa. FK10 2DE

07845 499981

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