Results Scottish Open and Youth Championships
Results - Development Section 2012 Saturday 24th November
Scottish Youth Band Championships
Adjudicators Alistair Orr & Raymond Tennant
Draw Award Result
Kings Park Youth Brass Alan Pratt 1 Bronze
Perth & Kinross Sen Schools Robert McDonald 2 Silver
Arbroath Instrumental Youth Ann Ness 3 Gold 2nd
St Johns Secondary School Gordon Evans MBE 4 Bronze
Campbeltown Junior Band Katrina Barr 5 Gold 1st
Peebles Burgh Devel. Band Daniel Williamson 6 Silver
Perthshire Youth Jason Blyth 7 Silver
Irvine and Dreghorn Youth John Boax 8 Bronze
Hawick Schools Youth Rob Hume 9 Silver
Kirkintilloch Youth Band Neil Robertson 10 Silver
Kingdom Brass Youth Kenneth Blackwood 11 Bronze
Campbeltown Junior Band winners of the Development Section 2012
Ray Farr, Tom Brevik, Steven Mead, present Scottish Open Trophy to Robert McCorkell Co-operative
Funeralcare winner of the 2012 Scottish Open Championship.
Scott Findlater, Solo Euphonium The Kirkintilloch Band winner of 4barsrest Best Soloist
2012 Scottish Open
Preparatory Section (Sun.) Draw Award Place
Perth & Kinross Jun Schools Elaine P Stewart 1 Gold - 2nd
St David's Budding Brass John A Dickson 2 Gold
Kirkintilloch Junior Band Andrew Foden 3 Bronze
Penicuik Youth Band Stuart Black 4 Bronze
Tullis Russell Youth Steven Craig 5 Bronze
Galashiels Youth Band Stuart Black 6 Silver
Gorbals Youth Band Lauren McCormick 7 Bronze
Coalburn Bronze Band Jayne Brownlie 8 Gold - 1st
Dynamica (Intermediate) Matthew Chinn 9 Bronze
Winner of Preparatory Section Coalburn Bronze receives the Broadnib Award from Ray Farr
Adjudicators John Wallace & Raymond Tennant
St David's Youth John A Dickson 1 Silver
Kingdom Brass Youth Kenneth blackwood 2 Silver
Argyll Brass Darren Tarn 3 Silver
Dunfermline Juniors Danny Harrison 4 Bronze
South Ayrshire Youth Band Scott Walker 5 Silver
Whitburn Youth band Stewart Brynes 6 Gold - 2nd
Loanhead Brass Roots Alan Fernie 7 Gold - 1st
James Young HS Cluster Band Barbara J Poynter 8 Silver
The Big Noise Brass Band John Paul O'Hagan 9 Bronze
Levern Valley Comm. Brass Brian Deans 10 Gold
Dynamica (Senior) Matthew Chinn 11 Bronze
Abbey Brass (Jedforest) Rob Hume 12 Bronze
St Ronan's Future Band David Robb 13 Bronze
Winners Novice Section Loanhead Brass Roots
John Wallace presents the Novice Section Trophy and Banner to Loanhead Brass Roots.
Percussion Section 2012
Adjudicators John Wallace & Alasdair Rankin
Tullis Russell Percussion Group Alan Douglas 1 Silver
Big Noise Percussion Ensemble Ian Sandilands 2 Bronze
Kingdom Percussion Academy Lynsey Paterson 3 Silver
Midlothian Schools. Percuussion Ensemble Barbara-Jane Waddell 4 Gold - 1st
Tullis Russell Purely Percussion Glyn Forrest 5 Gold 2nd
Midlothian Schools Percussion Group, receive the winners Banner and The Music Company Cup
from adjudicators Alasdair Rankin & John Wallace.
Adjudicators Tom Brevik & Steven Mead
Riverside Youth Lynda Nicholson 1 Silver
Scottish Borders Youth Alan Fernie 2 Gold - 2nd
Kinneil Youth Scott Gardner 3 Bronze
Dalmellington Junior band Ian Taylor 4 Gold - 1st
Loanhead Brass Youth Alan Fernie 5 Silver
Winners of Senior Section Dalmellington Youth Band with Conductor Ian Taylor
Premier Section 2012
Adjudicators Steven Mead & Tom Brevik
West Lothian Schools Njgel Boddice MBE 1 Gold - 2
Carnoustie & District Youth Michael Robertson 2 Gold - 1
Winning performance from Carnoustie & District Youth Band Conducted by Mike Robertson
Scotland's Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop addressing the large audience at the Scottish Youth Brass
Band Championships in Perth Concert Hall and giving the Scottish Governmen'ts commitment to supporting
brass bands in Scotland.
Michael Robertson received the Presidents Award for his outstanding contribution to teaching
brass music in Scotland.
Michael started playing in 1970 with the Alloa Burgh Band under Robert Stein. In 1976 he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music. While in London he also had the opportunity to study with Joseph Horowitz, Gordon Langford, Edward Gregson and John Iveson. On graduating he was employed by Tayside Council as a brass instructor and in 1995 he moved to Angus Council where he now works in Carnoustie and Monifieth. He started conducting Arbroath Instrumental Band in 1999 and from 2001 the band gained successive promotions from the 4th to the 1st section. In 2008 the Carnoustie and District Youth Band was formed and entered into the Scottish Youth Band Championships where it won the Development class at the first attempt. The band then moved up to the Premier class, taking first place in 2009 and 2010. In 2009 the band entered the British Youth Band Championships in Manchester and won the Intermediate class. 2010 and 2011 saw the band win the Premier section in Manchester.
In 2011 Michael was awarded the Mortimer Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians for his work with young people and youth bands, an award he is very proud of. Also in 2011 Carnoustie and District was named Radio 2 Youth Band of the Year with one of its members, Ross Knight, winning the Radio 2 Young Brass Player of the Year award. This year the band's bass trombonist, Joe Walters has been named as the Radio 2 under 21 Brass Player of the Year. The band also took part in the Festival of Youth Music in Perth and as a result performed at the spectacular Music for Youth Schools' Prom in the Royal Albert Hall, London on 12 November.
Archie Hutchison receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from President George Burt.
Archie's career in Brass Bands began when, at the age of 10, he was taught to play cornet by W.M.Oughton, bandmaster of the Dalmellington Band. Many hard hours of practice paid off and were marked by appearances with leading bands of the day.
Still only 15 years old, Archie was 'apprenticed' to the Ransome and Marles works band in Newark, Nottinghamshire, where he soon matured into one of the country's bright young players, later moving to the Markham Main Colliery band under the tutelage of Walter Hargreaves.
After 12 years in England, Archie returned to Scotland as Principal cornet of the Dalmellington Band. His conducting career began modestly when he followed his great friend Jimmy Graham onto the podium of the wonderful Ayrshire Yeomanry Band, an experience to treasure! Later, however, as he gained experience, Resident Conductorships were taken up with Kirkintilloch, Whitburn, CWS Glasgow, Dalmellington, Kinneil, Kingdom Brass, as well as many other commisions of an individual nature.
On looking back at a lifetime spent in bandrooms up and down the country, as player and conductor, Archie says '' I would change nothing! I've played alongside fine players, conducted in the most prestigious venues and worked with wonderful conductors!"