140 NYBBS Students all set for Summer Course

Saturday 22 July 2017

A total of 140 of  Scotland’s finest young brass and percussion musicians are preparing to descend on the Perthshire setting of Strathallan School ahead of the 2017 Summer Course of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS).

As well as a series of workshops, rehearsals and social events which will provide a packed week for the members of the NYBBS Senior, Reserve and Children’s Bands, three concerts will take place to showcase the undoubted talent on show.

An open concert will take place on Thursday 27 July at the nearby Village Hall in Forgandenny which will feature the NYBBS Reserve Band this year. The concert, which is free-to-enter, will commence at 8.00pm.

Under the guidance of all the conductors and house staff, not to mention the star-studded line up of tutors on show throughout the week, the NYBBS courses will culminate in two further concerts on Saturday 29 July.

The NYBBS Children’s Band will perform its end-of-course concert at 2.00pm in the Strathallan School Chapel, a new experience for many of the 42 students involved and, for others, perhaps a final outing with the band before taking the step up to the Reserve and Senior Bands in 2018. The Reserve and Senior Bands will take centre stage later the same day with St. John’s Kirk in Perth the venue for the closing concert, commencing at 7.00pm.  

All players and any children of primary school age will receive a free wristband ticket, allowing entry to both concerts. Tickets can be purchased in advance at a cost of £5.00 (afternoon) and £8.00 (evening) or a ‘combi deal’ for both concerts is available for £10.00. Please note, these should be reserved in advance from Tom Allan who can be contacted on 01505 814502 (h) or 07881 920361 (m) or by emailing tom.allan42@gmail.com.

Looking ahead to an exciting week of fun, learning and music-making, Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) President Carrie Boax commented: “Everything is in place for what we hope will be another magical week in the history of NYBBS. We have put a great deal of thought into preparing the week for the students, to ensure they enjoy an enriching week full of fun and great experiences. We have a stellar line-up of tutors and an exciting musical repertoire so it promises to be a great week ahead.”

The NYBBS Children’s Band will consist of the following players:


Sally Ross                 Whitburn Youth

Emma Br                 Bathgate Youth

Emma Jenkins            Newtongrange Youth

Tilly Trickey              Biggar

Lauren Adams            Forfar Instrumental

Melissa Thomson         Perthshire Youth

Isla Cadman               Bo’ness and Carriden

Ailish Gracie              Arbroath Instrumental

Molly Crompton          Forfar Instrumental

Sarah Jamieson           Dalmellington Junior

Lauren Manning          Whitburn Youth

James Whittaker          Perth and Kinross Central Groups

Ross Gilchrist             Whitburn Youth

Elliot Brydon             St. Ronan’s Future

Gregor Hewitt            Riverside Youth

Gregor Koziel             Tullis Russell Mills

Cameron Hamilton       Tullis Russell Intermediate

Olivia Beckett             Annan Town

Zoe Wilson               Whitburn Wee

Victoria Scott



Anya Wilson (Flug)             Scottish Borders Youth

Amelie Whittaker (Flug)         Perthshire Brass

Lorelei Beckett                   Annan Town

Faye McKee                       Irvine and Dreghorn

Thomas Kobine                  Arbroath Instrumental

Andrew McMillan                Campbeltown Brass




Charlie Boax                       Irvine and Dreghorn Youth

Hannah Archibald               Coalburn Bronze

Angus Ritchie                      Kirkintilloch Youth




Adam Riddiough                 Dalmellington Junior

Ian Alexander                       Brass Central Strathearn




Alex Jamieson                    Riverside Youth

Elita McFarlane                  Arbroath Junior

Anna-Stella Seidl                Riverside Youth                  

Fraser Waddington              Irvine and Dreghorn Youth

Gregor Robertson               Brass Central Strathearn

Aileen Orr                        Whitburn Youth

Vinnie Brown                     Forfar Instrumental




Robert Riddiough                Dalmellington Junior

Andrew Tucker                    Arbroath Instrumental




Scott Crumlish                   Riverside Youth

Finlay Damer                      Coalburn Youth

Rueben Black                    Kirkintilloch Youth


(43 Players)


The NYBBS Senior and Reserve Bands will be made up from the following players:




Chris Yeaman (Sop)          Arbroath Instrumental                    

Rachel Lee (Sop)               Whitburn Youth

Hannah Oman (Sop)            Campbeltown Brass

David Miller (Sop)               Kirkintilloch Youth

Mark Elwis                       Bathgate

Callum Robb                   St. Ronan’s Silver

Kyle Fitzsimmons              Dalmellington

Kirsten Souter                   Campbeltown Brass

Reece Ward Murray            Newtongrange Silver         

Storm Robertson               Bathgate

Isla Thom                       Broxburn and Livingston

Alice Kane                      MacTaggart Scott

Fiona Kennedy                  Dalmellington

Erin Black                        Kirkintilloch Youth

Gareth Flett                      Kirkwall Town

Johnathan Irvine               Aberdeen Youth

Thomas Alcorn                  Downshire Brass

Harry Marshall                   Newtongrange Silver

Alec Robertson                  Scottish Borders Youth

Callum Anderson               St. Ronan’s Silver

Morgan Cooper                 Tullis Russell Junior

Adam Lawrence                 Riverside Youth

Katie Little                       Levern Valley

Leah Melton                     West Lothian Concert

Victoria Scott                    Forar Instrumental

Iona McFarlane                   Arbroath Instrumental

Naomi Morgan                  Scottish Borders Youth

Sophie Ward-Murray           Peebles Burgh Silver

Lauren Barclay                   MacTaggart Scott

Andrew Buchan                 Forfar Instrumental

Gavin Lee                         Arbroath Instrumental

Mia Hepburn                     Levern Valley Brass


Horns and Flugels


Sam Hill (Flug)                  Arbroath Instrumental

Lois Kirk (Flug)                  Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Morgan Tait (Flug)             Whitburn Youth

Issie French (Flug)                Scottish Borders Youth

Kianne Newton                  Dundee Instrumental

Poppy Smith                      West Lothian Concert

Samuel Duzinkewycz            Tullis Russell Intermediate           

Laura Reid                         Granite City Community

Amy Paterson                     Campbeltown Brass

Emma Blain                        Dalmellington

Charley Green                     St. Ronan’s Silver

Molly Lees                         Granite City Brass

Iona McVicar                      Cyprus Brass

Isabella Nutter                    Ramsey Town

Rhegan Fraser                   Bon Accord ‘B’

Catherine Barnet               Bradley Brass

Rachel Harris                    Whitburn Youth




Holly Bennett                     Arbroath Instrumental

Louise Freeborn                  Bathgate

Carole Ednie                      Tullis Russell Mills

Siobhan Crumlish                 Riverside Youth

Alexander Paterson               St. Ronan’s Silver

Jamie Buchan                    Bathgate




Finlay McGhee                  Arbroath Instrumental

Olivia McCutcheon              Dalmellington

Marcello Rufo                 Arbroath Instrumental                                  

Leighton Griffin                  Newtongrange Silver

John Walker                      Bathgate

Alistair Cupples                   Campbeltown Brass

Thomas Brydon                 Scottish Borders Youth

Jack Archibald                     Coalburn Silver

Scott Gilchrist                     Whitburn Youth

Aidan McCallum               Tullis Russell Intermediate

Cameron Bryden               Annan Town

Natalie Kane                      MacTaggart Scott

Michael Lavery                  Kirkintilloch Youth




Angus Grierson                  Strathearn Brass Central

Lucy Kerr                          Campbeltown Brass

Kirsty Randalls                   Arbroath Instrumental

Peter Alcorn                       Downshire Brass

Eilidh Nevin                       Kirkintilloch Youth

Anna Biggart                       Coalburn Silver

Ryan Brown                       Bathgate Youth

Frankie O’Donnell                Renfrew Burgh

Rebecca Strang                  Croy Silver

Steven Spence                   Kirkwall Town

Andrew Wilson                 Scottish Borders Youth                            

Mark Gammon (bass)          Riverside Youth

Owen Pickering (bass)         Campbeltown Brass




Archie McVicar                     Cyprus Brass

James Tavares                     Barrhead Burgh

Thomas Barnet                    Chethams Groups

Joe Giegerich                       St. Ronan’s Silver

Gavin Johnson                    Campbeltown Brass

Paul Jamieson                     Dalmellington

Euan Court                          Coalburn Silver

Laura Carter                         Bon Accord ‘B’




Michael McLaughlin              Kingdom Brass

Maddie Pullan                   Co-operative Funeralcare

Ryan Bradley                     Whitburn

Lauren Bradley                   Whitburn Youth

Blair Morgan Henderson         Galashiels Town

Hannah Davidson                 Big Noise Rapploch

Ross Manning                    Whitburn Youth

Ronan Somerville                Bathgate Youth

Amy Gray                        Whitburn


(98 players)


Total number of students: 141





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