Reed band ready for start of the new season

Linlithgow Reed Band at Blackness
Linlithgow Reed Band at Blackness

Linlithgow Reed Band will launch another busy season of engagements at its annual spring concert on Sunday, March 29, in the Academy Theatre.

The concert will feature nearly 100 instrumentalists, as the band’s three sections take to the stage.

The newest group, the beginners’ band, involves people who only took up playing a few months ago.

The flourishing training band, which includes budding musicians from across a wide age spectrum, has recently undergone some changes, with the departure of founding conductor Theresa Wilkin and many players moving up to join the main band.

Corrie Gibb is now wielding the baton and this will be her first concert in charge.

The main part of the concert will feature the senior Linlithgow Reed Band.

Bandmaster Lex McDowell has picked an interesting and varied programme, ranging from the stirring On the Square and Crown Imperial march to famous film and TV music.

A special feature will be Cinema Paradiso, with a saxophone solo by Amanda Webb.

The concert on Sunday starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 with children of primary school age and younger receiving free entry when accompanied.

Tickets are available from the website and on the High Street at Norman Cummings and Far from the Madding Crowd.

Tickets can also be bought at the door on the night.