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Issue 5989

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THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE - David Read discusses the pieces that have made the most impact on him

Whitburn to host Regionals open rehearsal

Thursday 21 February, 2019

Whitburn Band has announced it will host an open rehearsal with four other bands as we as they prepare for this year’s Scottish Brass Band Championships. The event will be held at the Brucefield Church in Whitburn on Friday 8 March from 7.00 pm. Entry will be free. The evening will feature Whitburn, Unison Kinneil, Selkirk Silver, Whitburn Heartlands and Newland Concert Brass.

All five test pieces at this year’s Regional Championships will be performed for the audience, with a band from each section represented. They will be:


Newland Concert Brass (Conductor - Simon Railton), playing Stantonbury Festival by Ray Steadman-Allen


Whitburn Heartlands (Conductor - Iain Fleming), playing First Suite in Eb by Gustav Holst arr. Sydney Herbert


Selkirk Silver (Conductor - Charlie Farren), playing Rise of the Phoenix by Darrol Barry


Unison Kinneil (Conductor - Raymond Tennant), playing Symphony of Marches by Gilbert Vinter


Whitburn (Conductor - Prof. Nicholas Childs), playing Seascapes by Ray Steadman-Allen