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21 December 2016

Our final engagement of 2016 saw us provide more seasonal music this afternoon at Asda ... this time in Barrhead.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR from all at LVCB


18 December 2016

This evening we accompanied the singing at the Carol Service in Newton Mearns Baptist Church. It is always a pleasure to play at this service and again the band were very well received and complemented for their playing.


17 December 2016

We provided some seasonal music at Asda, Newton Mearns today. The shoppers were very complementary and quite impressed by the standard of playing and deportment of each of the three groups that played over a 5 hour period.


27 November 2016

Today was our annual pilgrimage to Perth Concert Hall for the Scottish Youth Band Championships. We gained a Gold Award and 2nd place overall for our performance in the Development Section. This was the first time LVCB had been placed at the national championships and the band could not have played any better. A fantastic achievement ... well done to everyone connected to the band!!


16 November 2016

Tonight was our Annual Concert and Awards presentation in Carlibar Primary. Our guest band this year was King's Park Youth Band conducted by Alan Pratt. Each band played a number of pieces before combining at the end to play 500 Miles. LVCB's contribution included The Magic of The Beatles, Blueberry Hill, Viva La Vida and Hoots Mon! Our Trombone section featured in Swingbone and our kit player, Rachael, featured in the aptly named Stick It! This years awards were presented by Douglas Yates and went to Eilidh Weatherston ... Musician of the Year & Players Choice Award, Most Improved Player was Sam Reynolds and Darcie Campbell received the award for Most Promising Player.


27 October 2016

A number of players from the band provided entertainment at the Scottish Mental Health Music event in The Foundry, Barrhead. The band were well received by a very appreciative audience. We even have some video evidence of band members showing off their dancing moves in a Barrhead version of The Slosh!!


10/11 September 2016

This weekend it was off to Gartmore House for Band Camp. We had a fantastic time with lots of laughs and hard work in sectionals and full band. A big thanks to all the band and tutors who made the Camp so enjoyable. When's the next one!


27 August 2016

Today finds us back at Asda, Newton Mearns for another bag pack. No playing this time, just packing. Thanks to all the parents and band members who took part and raised a sum in excess of £600!


18 August 2016

Tonight was our first rehearsal back after the summer break!!


June 2016

Unfortunately the West of Scotland Brass Band Association were unable to run their Brass@theBards competition again this year


20 March 2016

Today we took part in a Concert with King's Park and Gorbals Youth Bands. The concert was held in St Andrew's in the Square, Glasgow and was organised by King's Park. It was a great afternoon of music making with some fine playing by all performers in front of a capacity audience. Well done to the organisers and hopefully it can be repeated.


3 March 2016

After the excitement of last week's concert we relaxed tonight when we held our annual social event at Café 158. This is an night to thank the band for all their hard work in 2015 and an opportunity for the beginners to mix socially with the others.

As we had to cancel our Annual Concert in 2015 we also presented our Annual Awards for 2015 tonight. These awards were presented by long time supporter of the band Douglas Yates.

Most Promising Player - Rhona Farquhar

Most Improved Player - Adele Canning

Players' Choice Award - Eilidh Weatherston

Musician of the Year - Carmen Cassidy


25 February 2016

The beginners performed as a group tonight at the Concert in Carlibar PS playing Song & Dance by Ernie Waites. They also helped the older players perform Blaze Away, Three Jazz Pieces, Tijuana Taxi and I Will Follow Him. We also played The Raiders March as massed band item with the other bands in the concert ... East Renfrewshire Brass Ensemble, Barrhead Burgh Band an Croy Band.


14 January 2016

Tonight was the first rehearsal for our new intake of players. Our 10 beginners came along to experience daunting pleasure of their first time playing in a large ensemble and left full of confidence.