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Whitburn reunion to mark the opening of new rehearsal facility

Published in Band News on 2013-07-25 by Empty Chairs

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An ever-expanding Whitburn Band organisation is calling on all former members to get in touch to receive their invitation to a reunion, as the band officially moves into its new home.

On the 31st of August, Whitburn Band will host a reunion party to mark the opening of their new rehearsal facility in the town. In attendance will be former players stretching back up to 50 years who have helped mould the band’s recent history.

Band manager Charlie Farren stated, “During our move, we uncovered a vast amount of memorabilia and thought it was a fitting time to get back together with our former players. We’re very much looking forward to seeing our friends whether they have retired from playing or their banding career has taken them onto pastures new” 

In addition, the band is delighted to announce two further bands in their player pathway system with the introduction of “Whitburn Heartlands Band” and their percussion academy, “Heartbeat”.

Whitburn Band President David Kinross commented; “Whitburn Heartlands will allow our Youth Band members an opportunity to play with experienced ex-Whitburn players in an effort to accelerate their learning. It’s also an opportunity for players who have played with the band to continue with the organisation and contribute to the development of the young players who will carry the name forward into the future. Our player pathway system aims to allow a young person to blow, or strike in the case of Heartbeat, their first note in our training band and stay with the organisation right through to playing with the senior band in the Royal Albert Hall.”

The band aims to make its contest debut at the Scottish Championships in March next year.

Any former player interested in attending the reunion is requested to contact David Kinross. (david.kinross@gmail.com)

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