Bright future in store at Dalmellington

Tuesday 17 July 2018

The young musicians of the Dalmellington Brass Academy attended a summer course in the senior band room from 9 to 11 July.

Organised by a team of senior band players; Karin McKenzie, Lyndsay Brown, Rebecca Wilson, Fiona Kennedy and Euan McNicol, the Brass Academy worked on some new music from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and tackled Alan Fernie’s Prismatic Light.

John Boax, the Education Officer at the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA), worked with the youngsters on the first day of the course and was very impressed with how enthusiastic everyone was, especially on such a sunny day during the school holidays. Tuesday and Wednesday saw the inspirational Helen Minshall take the band through its paces.

Karin McKenzie was delighted with the turn-out of young players, commenting: “It was great to see so many youngsters in attendance. We are confident that our Brass Academy is the future for the Dalmellington Band organisation.”