Whitburn Virtual Festival is all set for the weekendWednesday 23 June 2021
Thirty-seven bands across six sections have entered the Whitburn Band Virtual Festival which will take place this weekend (25-27 June).
The festival, which will be broadcast for free on the band’s YouTube channel, will also feature Whitburn, Whitburn Heartlands and Whitburn Youth bands in concert.
Presented by Professor Nicholas Childs, the event would not have been possible without the support of Creative Scotland, Besson, Just Music, Band Supplies, SBBA and of course, the Scottish banding community.
The festival begins at 6pm on Friday with the 4th and 3rd section contests. At 6pm the following night, the 2nd and 1st section bands will perform. The event concludes on Sunday from 4pm when the audience will be able to enjoy the Youth and Percussion Ensembles before the Championship section contest. Listed in the order of play, the participating bands are:
FRIDAY: Galashiels Town, Dunfermline Town, MacTaggart Scott Loanhead, Kilmarnock Concert Brass, Newland Concert Brass and Coalburn Intermediate in the 4th section. Whitburn Heartlands, Langholm Town and Dysart Colliery Silver bands in the 3rd section.
SATURDAY: St. David's Brass, Broxburn & Livingston, Annan Town, Lochgelly, Selkirk Silver and Irvine & Dreghorn Brass in the 2nd section. Coalburn Silver, Newmilns & Galston, Kingdom Brass, Campbeltown Brass and Johnstone in the 1st section.
SUNDAY: Coalburn Bronze, Loanhead Brass Roots/Youth, St. David's Brass Youth, Irvine & Dreghorn Brass Youth, PKC Music Service Percussion Ensemble, Scottish Borders Youth, Whitburn Youth, Brass Sounds Inverclyde Youth, Stranraer Brass Youth, Abbey Brass Jedforest, Riverside Youth, Kirkintilloch Youth and Coalburn Silver Percussion Academy in the section for Youth Bands and Percussion Ensembles. Dunaskin Doon, The Kirkintilloch Band, Kinneil, and Bo'ness & Carriden in the Championship section.