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21 February 2019

Tonight we took part in the East Renfrewshire Brass Concert along with the East Renfrewshire Brass Ensemble. We performed a varied programme including Muffins Rhapsody which featured our beginners as soloists for the first time. As usual this item received the biggest cheer of the night! We concluded the concert with a massed band performance of 500 Miles.

January 2019

This is the time of year we introduce our beginners to playing with the Band! This year we welcomed Catrina, Emma, Jack and Mylee and they have settled in really well and they will be performing a special piece of music at our Concert on 21 February if you would like to come along for a listen.

December 2018

A very busy month for everyone as usual with Band engagements and school concerts and shows. As a band we were able to share some Christmas cheer with the shoppers at Waitrose, Newton Mearns and at Asda in Newton Mearns and also in Barrhead. We finished 2018 by taking part in a pop-up Nativity in Newton Mearns Baptist Church which is always a nice way to end the year.

25 November 2018

An early 8.45am start this morning to journey to Perth Concert Hall to play in the Scottish Youth brass band championships. We performed really well and at the end of the day we were presented with another Gold Award. Unfortunately due a change in the format we were unable to stay for the results and adjudicators remarks which weren't due till 6.30. This was disappointing as it is great and exciting part of the day. It would have been nice to listen to what the adjudicators thought about our performance. Very happy band with our Gold Award though.

15 November 2018

Tonight was our Annual Concert and Awards Night with our guests The Johnstone Band. We were able to play the music we have chosen to perform at the upcoming Youth Championships to an audience for the first time ... the march Exhultation, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Mountain King Rock, Caribbean Holiday and George of the Jungle.                         This years Awards were presented by Douglas Yates to

Erin Brown  - Musician of the Year

Scott Coyle - Most Improved Player

Euan Spiers - Most Promising Player

Joel McNamara - Players' Choice Award 

all worthy winners.

After the interval Johnstone Band performed a varied programme of fun and thoughtful music the highlight being a quite superb rendition of 'Feed The Birds' by soprano player Helen Mitchell who mesmerised the youngsters and the audience.

28-30 September 2018

A few weeks of blowing the cobwebs away in the new session and we headed to Gartmore House for our Band Camp. After a bit of fun watching the younger members attempting to put covers on their duvets ... some even struggled with pillow cases! ... it was down to some work. Thanks to a hard working team of tutors we made great progress over the course of the weekend preparing our new music for the session ahead playing in sectionals and full band. The Quiz on Saturday night was won by the Trombone section with the back row Cornets a close second. Band Camp is a weekend that everyone looks forward to every year and this one was the best ever!

31 May 2018

In our final performance of the session we took part in a Charity Concert organised by Barrhead Rotary. Also taking part were East Renfrewshire Schools' Jazz Band and the newly formed Barrhead Ukulele Group. Over £700 was raised for local charities ... a great effort by everyone involved.

21 April 2018

We held our Annual Quiz Night in St Thomas' Church Hall in Neilston. Despite a smaller attendance than expected, a great night was had by everyone and we managed to raise in excess of £300. A special thank you to Rhona Campbell, our quiz setter and MC for the evening.

 22 February 2018

Tonight we had a great concert with the East Renfrewshire Brass Ensemble in Carlibar PS, Barrhead. Each group played a short programme before ending the evening playing MacArthur Park and Hey Jude as a massed band.

Our programme included Grease, Slavonic Dance No.3 and the traditional showstopper Muffins Rhapsody featuring our beginner group as the soloists. They even remembered to take a bow!

11 January 2018

Our new starts arrived all looking a bit wary but thanks to their mentors Chris, Esme and Joel they all went away having enjoyed the experience and promising to come back!

4 January 2018

An early start back this term to blow away the cobwebs and Christmas pud as we await the arrival of beginners next week.