Success for Bo’ness band

270912 Kinniel brass band youth section with gold medals.
270912 Kinniel brass band youth section with gold medals.

kinneil Youth Band struck gold at the recent Innerleithen Youth Brass Band Contest, securing first place overall and medals to bring back to Bo’ness.

The competition in the Borders, run by St Ronan’s Silver, attracted entrants from all over Scotland.

After a last-minute invite, Bo’ness had put in extra rehearsals, and these paid off as their programme, including rousing march Blaze Away complete with five pace drum roll, and You Raise Me Up with soloists, was met with the judges’ ultimate seal of approval.

Conductor Lauren Robb and the young musicians, who had been last on the bill at a packed St Ronan’s school hall, were delighted by their success.