Welcome to the official web site of the Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band. Although the band has only been in existence from 2008 it has already gained a reputation for excellence and has already achieved success in national competitions.
Our web site has information about the band, its achievements, upcoming events and much more. We hope you enjoy your visit.
2013 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)
2012 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)
2012 - British Youth Brass Band Champions (Championship Section)
2011 - British Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)
2010 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)
2010 - British Youth Brass Band Champions (Advanced Section)
2009 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)
2008 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Senior Section)
2012 - Performed at the Music for Youth Schools Prom in the Royal Albert Hall
2012 - BBC2 British Youth Brass Band of the Year
2010 - Angus Youth Ambassadors: Aspiring Youth Award
2010 - Carnoustie Young Citizens of the Year
The Carnoustie and Abertay Rotary Clubs are teaming up to organise a Christmas fundraising concert in aid of Rachel House, Scotland’s first children’s hospice which is run by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). The event called ‘A Christmas Musicale’ will feature three well known acts. Following on from last year’s success the young brass players of the Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band will again team up with the contemporary Scottish Police and Community Choir to put on a performance at Carnoustie Church on the evening of Sunday 21st December starting at 7pm. This year the Musicale will also feature the up and coming local band Gleadhraich.
Organisation is well under way and tickets will go on sale soon through Rotary Club, band and choir members. There will also be a supply of tickets available from MacDougall’s Newsagent in Carnoustie High Street. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. There is a heavy demand for tickets even before they go on sale.
All proceeds from the night will go towards Rachel House and the fundraising staff from CHAS have been involved in the organisation of the event from the outset. Sarah Secombes, CHAS Regional Fundraising Manager, said “Everything we do at Rachel House is about creating special moments for families to share and memories for them to cherish. One of the ways we do this is through the use of music which can be enjoyed by everyone, whether children and families are playing themselves or just listening and taking it all in. We’re so grateful to the Scottish Police and Community Choir and Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band along with Gleadhraich for putting on this fundraising concert, the proceeds of which will help us to continue to support children in Scotland whose lives will sadly be shorter than most.”
The concert will feature all three acts giving individual performances culminating in some very emotional and spine tingling joint pieces and community singing.
Jim Crowe, President of the Rotary Club of Abertay on behalf of both Rotary Clubs said, “We are pleased to once again be working with Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band and The Scottish Police and Community Choir, both of which were greatly appreciated last year at our Festive Cheer Concert in Dundee .This year’s concert is being held in Carnoustie and we have joined forces with our colleagues in Carnoustie Rotary Club showing joined up Rotary at work for the benefit of the Communities we serve. We also look forward with anticipation to the sounds of local band Gleadhraich‘s contribution to the evening’s entertainment. A great evening is anticipated and all for the excellent work of Rachel House CHAS. We are most grateful to all who have been involved and helped in the organisation of this event.’
The Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band, fresh from their
successful defense of the title Scottish Youth Band Champions in
November, have just released their first CD. The collection is made up
of live performances from 2009 to 2012 and demonstrates exactly why this
talented group of young musicians has been crowned British and Scottish
champions over the last 5 years.
The CD has been funded by generous donations from the community of Carnoustie and sales of the CD at the Festive Celebration Concert held in conjunction with Abertay Rotary Club in St Paul`s Cathedral on Saturday 14th December, are proving popular. Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band and their musical director, Mr Michael Robertson, have been a musical phenomenon, since their creation in 2008.
Their success is even more extraordinary in that the band members are almost entirely from the Carnoustie and Monifieth area. Two of the members of this elite group, Ross Knight and Joe Walters, have also won the title of BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Musician of the year in 2011 and 2012.
The CD is a compilation of both original works for brass band and solos as diverse as Bare Necessities and the Harry James’ Trumpet Concerto. It can be purchased from McDougall’s newsagents in the High Street in Carnoustie, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or from contacting Ann Ness (Chairperson) on 07903 682397.
Please feel free to listen to a sample of the bands programme played in Manchester 2011.
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