Scottish Challenge Shield - 26th November 2023
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
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.
INTRODUCING PAUL DRURY
Paul Drury has taken over the batcon of the senior baton, following the decision of Ross Brotherson to step down.
Paul is an excellent musician and has a great reputation as a conductor and an MD.
Paul is thrilled to be taking up the role and is excited to be working with the band. He has said he is already enjoying the challenges of the test piece.
50 YEARS OF BRASS BANDING
Celebrating our members of the band who are part of a very illustrious group within the Brass Band world
FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE
The 50 year award is given for continuous service to the brass band movement for 50 years. This is an honour held by 5 members of Clackmannan District Brass Band.
Jim Currie, Hazel Graham, Anne McInnes, Dougie Harrower (left to ight) and Brian Anderson (not pictured).
OUR BANDING FAMILIES
Some of our talented family connected members within our band structure.
John and Lesley Muir make up two thirds of the trombone section in senior band, John on solo trombone, with Lesley sitting to his right on 2nd trombone.
Graham plays solo horn in the senior band, while Shona plays euphonium with both our Ensemble and our Youth & Development Band
Colin (dad) plays Rep in the senior band while his talented son, Mark, plays principal cornet in the Youth & Development Band
In senior band, Grant (Dad) plays percussion and daughter, Chloe plays 3rd cornet, however their involvement is not finished there. Grant and Chloe also play in the Youth and Development Band. Grant on BBb bass and Chloe on flugel.
Luci (Mum) is Solo Euphonium in Senior Band and conductor of the Beginners and the Youth & Development Bands
Phil (Dad) is 3rd cornet in senior band and 2nd cornet in the Youth & Development Band.
Tom (son) plays trombone in the Youth & Development Band.
Mum (Andrea) Euphonium and Son (Sam) Trombone both play in the Youth & Development band.
Mum (Louise) recently joined Senior Band on 1st Horn, while daughter (Emily) plays baritone in the Youth & Development Band.
Both Fiona (Mum), tenor horn, and Lewis (son), trombone play in the Youth & Development Band.
Fiona has recently joined Senior Band to cover 2nd Horn, while the regular horn player James has a break to concentrate on his studies.
Charlotte (left) and Grace (right) are sisters that play in our Beginner Band. Charlotte joined us through the St AMP project to introduce children to brass playing. Grace liked the idea so much, she joined her sister at Beginner Band.