Band hit the right note at BB concert

Wishaw & District Brigade Band

Wishaw & District Brigade Band

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Wishaw and District Brigade Band hit a high note when they were crowned winners at the Boys’ Brigade’s 35th annual bands contest .

The band, who were Lanarkshire’s sole representatives at the event in Motherwell Concert Hall, came out top in the Wind Open Novice and Wind Open Contest competitions,

The band’s Bill Taggerty said: “The band put in a lot of hard work ahead of the competition and their dedication showed.

“We’re absolutely delighted and exceptionally proud of their achievements.”

The competition saw more than 300 young people aged 9-18 perform to an audience of around 800, including deputy Lord Lieutenant for Lanarkshire Louis Munn and Assistant Chief Constable of Police Scotland Mike McCormick.

The BB’s director for Scotland Bill Stevenson said: “This event was an outstanding success, providing an opportunity for hundreds of youngsters to demonstrate their musical skills and commitment.”

The results for the Boys’ Brigade annual Scottish Bands Contest were as follows —

Mini Pipe Novice: 1st Place Drill, Deportment & Turnout - 1st Largs; 1st Place - 1st Largs.

Mini Pipe Open: 1st Place Drill, Deportment & Turnout - 1st Troon; 1st Place - 1st Troon.

Pipe Novice: 1st Place Drill, Deportment & Turnout - 1st Largs; 1st Place - 1st Troon.

Wind Open Novice: 1st Place Drill, Deportment & Turnout - 1st Erskine; 1st Place - Wishaw & District.

Mallets: 1st Place - 2nd Port Glasgow

Wind Open Contest: 1st Place Drill Deportment & Turnout - 3rd Johnstone; 1st Place - Wishaw & District Brigade.

Pipe Championship: 1st Place Drill, Deportment & Turnout - 6th/8th Dundee; 1st Place - 1st Troon.

Wind Open Championship: 1st Place Drill, Deportment & Turnout - 1st Tulliallan; 1st Place - 1st Tulliallan.