Back to Banding: Seamless transition from recording studio to car park for Mactaggart Scott Loanhead members

Friday 25 June 2021

Resuming rehearsals at the end of May, members of Mactaggart Scott Loanhead Band have been meeting up in a private car park as current Tier Two regulations prevent a full get-together indoors.

“Our conductor George Cameron claims to be pleased at our progress after the long layoff!” said band secretary Fiona Mundy. “We are delighted to currently have around 15 players attending rehearsals.”

Just prior to getting back to banding, members spent a couple of weekends at the Stealth Recording Studio in Glasgow to record their individual music for their performance in this weekend’s Whitburn Band Virtual Festival.

“We found that the experience of playing in a recording studio, meeting our fellow musicians in passing while we each waited to play was a fantastic reintroduction to banding,” Fiona commented.

“But it was really the icing on the cake to be able to actually play together again only a fortnight after our last recording session.”

So far the band has been fortunate with the weather. "We can only hope that this is kind to us until we are able to play together indoors,” she added.

The Midlothian-based band is rehearsing on Monday evenings from 7 till 9 and would welcome new players, especially on cornet.

If you would like to share your experience of playing again in our Back to Banding series, please send a photo and a short write-up telling us about where you have chosen to play and how your members feel about being back together to


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