Principal players take their seats at NYBBS  

Students, musical directors, tutors and pastoral staff alike have all settled into their accommodation at Strathallan School in Perthshire and members of the NYBBS Children’s, Reserve and Senior bands are now attending their first rehearsals in separate venues on the campus. 
A total of 150 young brass players and percussionists, together with 40 teaching and support staff, were welcomed to the summer school by Scottish Brass Band Association president and course coordinator Carrie Boax before the young musicians dispersed to their respective bands for their inaugural practices together.  
Following seating auditions on the first day of the NYBBS summer school at Strathallan, the following players have been chosen by the course tutors to take up principal positions in the three bands: 
Children’s Band  
Cornet: Lewis Miller 
Flugelhorn: Cara McFadzean 
Horn: Izzi Stirling 
Baritone: David Orr 
Euphonium: Malcolm Ormrod 
Trombone: Iris Deane 
Bass: Xander Kerr 
Percussion: Oscar Platt 
Reserve Band 
Soprano: Gus Paton 
Cornet: Kerem Tekcan 
Flugelhorn: Katie Livingstone 
Horn: Andrea Crumlish 
Baritone: Aidan Miller 
Euphonium: John Oliver 
Trombone: Shaun Pyman 
Bass trombone: Vinnie Brown 
Bass: Libby Hamilton 
Percussion: Louise Andrews 
Senior Band 
Cornet: Calum Blair 
Flugelhorn: Rona Campbell 
Horn: Andrew McMillan 
Baritone: Charlie Boax 
Euphonium: Angus Ritchie 
Trombone: Anna Biggart 
Bass trombone: Mark Gammon 
Bass: Eb Thomas Barnett and Bb Adam Riddiough 
Percussion: Daniel Patterson 


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