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Youth Band Director

Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Scott started off playing at Kinneil Junior band in 1999, aged eleven, and started playing cornet. In 2001, he joined the Bo’ness Academy Band and and worked his way through the ranks of the Academy Band.

In 2004, Scott joined Kinneil’s Senior Band on percussion first of all before moving onto the back row to play third cornet. Scott has helped out with the Youth Band since 2007, was appointed tutor and youth band conductor in 2009.

Scott accepted the position of Youth Band Director in summer 2010 after David Frame vacated this post. In the past few years we have managed to grow the youth band organisation and have managed the promotion of seven players to the senior band.

Youth Band Secretary and Tutor

Lauren Robb

Lauren started in Kinneil Band when she was just turning seven and has been there ever since. She knows from personal experience what it takes to make the jump from the junior band to the senior band and progressing through the ranks from third cornet up to solo cornet, where she now sits. Her experiences within the banding world consist of guesting with other scottish bands including the Scottish Co-op, Lochgelly and Selkirk bands. She was recently invited as the guest soloist at a concert with the Peebles Band – this was a new experience for her and she thoroughly enjoyed it. She is also a member of the mighty Tartan Brass which is a scratch band made up with players from all over Scotland. They compete in the famous Whit Friday marches. She also takes part in solo contests wherever possible.

Lauren recently auditioned for a Fame Academy Bursary with the BBC in London and was awarded a cash sum with which she purchased a new cornet and she is seeking professional tutition as well.

Youth Band Vice Conductor/Arranger/Committee Member

Christopher Hamilton

Christopher Hamilton will assist Scott and Lauren on band nights by tutoring and conducting the youngsters. Christopher also has a keen interest in arranging and composing for brass band, and will provide some original pieces of music for the Youth Band to perform.
Treasurer

Brian Holmes

Committee Member and Youth Band Treasurer.
Parent Committee Member

Kay Minto

Parent representive committee member.
Youth Committee Member

Billie Jane Skene

Youth band representive committee member.