NYBBS Gala Concert Countdown

More than 150 young musicians of the 3 NYBBS bands, Children’s, Reserve and Senior, will be taking part in an innovative Grand Finale event this Saturday (8th August).

The programme of music interspersed with interviews and more informal chat is the culmination of weeks of hard work undertaken by players, tutors and administrators alike. For the past two months, course organisers from the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) have been collaborating with tutors and conductors to engage the students in the preparation for the on-line concert.

The individual parts, recorded in isolation by the young players, and spoken segments are currently being edited into a single show by professional TV and film editor Clyde Wallbanks, to be broadcast on the SBBA YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc2dVw33bixud11Pe5LqaZg at 3.00pm on 8th August.

Commenting on the venture SBBA President Carrie Boax stated, "It was a devastating blow to everyone when we had to reluctantly agreed to cancel the summer course, but it was the only decision we could make at that difficult time. This was not the way we envisaged celebrating our 125th anniversary year but taking the decision on going on-line has ensured we kept the concert a fixture in the calendar and showed us different and exciting ways in which we can work in the future.

"I'm extremely proud of the way everyone has pulled together to ensure that the show will go on. The amount of work this has taken to make it a reality is staggering, but it demonstrates the spirit of determination that we will prevail."

A trailer for the concert can be viewed below:


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