Band enjoy civic reception ahead of European trip

Borders Youth Brass Band playing in a reception room

Published: Friday, 21st April 2017

The Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band enjoyed a civic reception at Scottish Borders Council on Friday 21 April.

This is ahead of their upcoming trip to the European Championships in Belgium, where they will represent Scotland.

The reception was hosted by Convener of Scottish Borders Council, Councillor Graham Garvie. This was held in recognition of the band’s success in winning the senior section of the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships, and to wish them the very best of luck in Ostend, Belgium later this month.

The Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band

The band is comprised of 40 brass and percussion musicians from across the Borders, aged between 11 and 18.

Councillor Graham Garvie

“I was delighted to welcome this group of fabulous young musicians to the Council, and was especially pleased to hear them play.

“They are an extremely talented group and they will be superb ambassadors for the Scottish Borders and Scotland when they take on the best bands from across Europe.”

Scott Renwick, chairman of the Scottish Borders Brass Band Association

“The band was pleased to take up the invitation to the civic reception and the opportunity to perform in the Council Chamber.

“We are all looking forward to our European adventure and will do our best to bring back the title to Scotland. It will be a fantastic experience for the young people and I am sure they will all enjoy meeting and competing against their peers from across Europe.”

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