Section win at the West of Scotland Championship

The band continued it's winning ways under the baton of Gavin Lindsay with the fourth section prize at the West of Scotland Brass Band Championship contest held in Clydebank Town Hall on 26th May 2002. Ok, so there was only one fourth section band in the contest but we did turn up and we did get close to quite a few second section bands including defeating one of our local rivals. The contest was an entertainments format and the band played three items in their program opening with Gregsons Prelude for an Occasion then slowing it down with Bram Gays arrangement of Whispering Brass before finishing with a powerful and moving arrangement of Siegfrieds Funeral March by Wagner. There were a few nerves displayed on stage which were reflected in adjudicator Nigel Boddice's crit, but we always look for positives and the valuable experience gained on the contesting stage will hopefully stand us in good stead for the Nationals in September.

The contest was won by another great performance from Scottish Champions Kirkintilloch, who must surely fancy their chances in London. They also took a well deserved prize for the best bass section. Placed second were the Bathgate band, whose soprano player also won the best cornet prize. In a remarkable double for the town of Kirkintilloch third place in the contest was taken by Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass.

Full results from the contest follow

Pos Band
Section
Conductor
Draw
Award
1.
Kirkintilloch
Ch
Allan Ramsay
3
192
2.
Bathgate
1
Alan Duguid
2
189
3.
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass
2
Raymond Tennant
6
187
4.
Croy Parish Silver
2
Alan Friel
11
186
5.
Johnstone
Ch
Raymond Tennant
7
185
6.
St Ronans Silver
3
Christopher Bradley
4
184
7.
Shotts St. Patrick's Brass
3
Simon Kerwin
1
183
8.
Newmilns & Galston
2
Craig Anderson
8
182
9.
Clydebank Burgh
2
David Laughland
5
181
10.
Lochgelly
4
Gavin Lindsay
10
180
11.
Tullis Russell Mills
2
Scott Barker
9
179
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