Sounds of Brass Concert
The Bathgate Band held a free ‘Sounds of Brass’ concert at the Gibson Craig Halls in Currie on Thursday, 20 October resplendent in their newly acquired band uniforms.
Highlights of the performance, in front of a packed audience, included a beautiful rendition of Annie Laurie by solo euphonium Willie McCafferty and a crowd-pleasing xylophone duet, The Two Imps, featuring Jamie Buchan and Fraser Sharp. Musical Director Anne Crookston also had the entire audience singing along to one of the band’s favourites, You’ve Been Warned, which preceded the ever-popular finale ABBA Does Brass.
Event organiser Sandra Cranford, who presented the band with a generous donation raised on the night, commented: “I’ve been receiving e-mails, text messages and phone calls saying how wonderful the concert was, I hope the band enjoyed it as much as the audience did.”
The Bathgate Band is now preparing for the new contest season with appearances at the Borders Entertainment Contest (5 November) and the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge in Kilmarnock on 19 November.
(Picture courtesy of JMP Photography)