A MAJOR fundraising drive is underway from Linlithgow Reed Band so that it can buy more uniforms for its ever- expanding numbers.
At the Reed Band’s recent spring concert there were 52 players on stage in the highest-ever turnout for the event, with performances from the training band and the intermediate section. Fundraising would mean that all players graduating from the training band will be equipped with the band’s trademark red tunics for the town’s major events, including the Riding of the Marches, where over 50 musicians will march with the Reed Band at the head of the procession.
A complete Reed Band uniform costs around £700 and fundraising events kick off with a race night on Saturday, May 5, at 7.30pm at Linlithgow Bowling Club, with other events organised throughout the year. Tickets are £5 (including buffet) available on the door.
Band president Jonathan Molloy said: “The Reed Band is a community band and we are constantly at the service of local people and organisations. We take great pride in being Linlithgow’s burgh band.”