Tweeddale bands hit the right notes

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Scottish champions St Ronan’s Silver Band took to the concert platform once again on Saturday night where they performed their celebration performance to an appreciative audience in Innerleithen’s Memorial Hall.

The Future Band, under the expert direction of David Robb, got the evening off to a swashbuckling start with their selection from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Band chairman Murray Charters took the opportunity to thank David for all his work with the Future Band and, indeed, as bandmaster of the main band, a post he has recently relinquished. St Ronan’s new bandmaster is Stephen Baird.

Meanwhile, up the A72 in Peebles, the town’s silver band performed its spring concert.

For the first time the development band joined the main band for the entire evening, playing a diverse and entertaining programme to a full Burgh Hall.

An evening of entertainment from both bands and soloists included a wide variety of numbers, featuring Aces High, the Rocky theme tune and Bohemian Rhapsody.

The development band is usually led by the Cornet-Elect, Daniel Williamson, who was absent on official duties, but the band were 
delighted to congratulate baritone player Lewis Copeland on his inclusion in this 
year’s Beltane Court as First Herald.

Full reports on both concerts are available on TheSouthern’s website.