Whitburn Band is celebrating once more, after winning the Scottish Open championship for the fifth successive year.
Whitburn defeated bands from Scotland, England, Wales and the USA to ensure the trophy remained in West Lothian.
Under the baton of Professor Nicholas Childs, Whitburn performed Rococo Variations by Edward Gregson and won the contest with 193 points – one point ahead of Cooperative Funeralcare.
Judge Steve Sykes commented “super performance – and very well directed” in his crit of the band, while adjudicator Frank Renton added: “Well done – technically assured, nicely shaped and all controlled. Thank you.”
Whitburn’s result at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday created a bit of history.
Research published by Brass Stats concluded that the only other time a Scottish band has achieved five in a row at a national contest was when Clydebank Band won the Scottish between 1909 and 1913.
The band’s attention now turns to Christmas engagements. Make sure you get a ticket for one of our Christmas concerts!