Band aims for the treble

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ANGUS will have a chance to hear the repertoire of award-winning brass musicians tonight (Friday) before they head south for another major competition.

The Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band will be competing in the British Youth Brass Band Championships in Manchester on Sunday and will host a concert in St Anne’s Church in the town before they head off.

They will take part in the premier section of the championships against six of the best youth bands in Britain and are keen to make this their third consecutive win at the championships.

Earlier this week they were joined by Dr Nick Childs, conductor of the world famous Black Dyke Brass Band for a special workshop.

Dr Childs has held similar two-day workshops before competitions over the last couple of years and these have proved to be an invaluable aid.

As always the band will be performing under the baton of Michael Robertson who teaches each musician and has led them to a number of notable successes in recent years.

He said: “Once again, I am very pleased with how the band is sounding. We will be up against some very strong competition in Manchester but I am sure that we will more than hold our own.

“The band is full of excellent young musicians and their teamwork and commitment towards making it three wins in a row cannot be faulted.”

A pre-competition performance will be held in St Anne’s Church on Thomas Street, Carnoustie, tonight (Friday) at 7.30 p.m.

The band will play the four pieces they have prepared for the championship along with a number of past favourites.

Entry is by donation and the band hopes to see a large turnout of supporters.