Best Instrumentalist, Promotion and Runners-Up at the Scottish


UNISON Kinneil Band is delighted to announce we secured second placed in the First Section Scottish Championships that were held in Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 15th March. Performing the set test piece for the championships ‘A London Overture’ by Philip Sparke where Kinneil pre-drew a favourable number 7 from of a field of 10 evenly matched bands.

On the day the band delivered a delightful musical interpretation of this demanding set work. Adjudicators Leigh Baker and Mark Wilkinson thrilled the Kinneil contingent by firstly awarding our Principal Cornet player Lauren Robb with the Best Instrumentalist Award, then secondly announcing our Second place finish in the Championships. The result rewards the band with another visit to Cheltenham for the honour to represent Scotland at the National Finals for the third year running as well promotion to the Scottish Championship Section for 2016.  The band are also delighted to be working so closely with an exceptionally musical, dedicated and hardworking Musical Director – Craig Anderson who has taken us another massive step forward in our rebuilding project.

First Section:

Test Piece: ‘A London Overture’ – Philip Sparke
Sunday 15th March 2015

Adjudicators: Leigh Baker & Mark Wilkinson

1. Newtongrange Silver (Lee Skipsey) – 189*
2. Unison Kinneil (Craig Anderson) – 188*
3. Johnstone Silver (Martyn Ramsay) – 187
4. Tullis Russell Mills (Paul Drury) – 186
5. Bathgate (Anne Crookston) – 185
6. Dalkeith & Monktonhall (James Chamberlain) – 184
7. Bo’ness & Carriden Silver (Paul McKelvie OBE) – 183
8. St. David’s Brass (John A Dickson) – 182
9. Newmilns & Galston (Alan Cameron) – 180
10. Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman) – 178

* Top 2 bands qualify for National Final

Best Instrumentalist: Solo Cornet (Unison Kinneil)
Best Horn: Johnstone Silver

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