The Brass Band League Solos and Ensembles contest brought a number of successes for our young players in Downshire Youth Band.
Seventeen players from the band took part in the competition on 16th February 2019 in the 10 & Under, 12 & Under and 15 & Under classes and each one of them played extremely well in their chosen pieces. Stand-out performances by James Campbell (cornet) secured a second prize in the 10 & under section, and 1st and 2nd prizes in the 12 & under section went to Harrison Kirk (cornet) and Daniel Quinn (trombone).
At the end of the youth sections the competition Adjudicator, Les Neish, announced that the award for the most promising player would go to 9 year-old Holly Wilson from Downshire Youth Band. Holly has only been playing for 4 1/2 months and she’s already shaping up to be a ‘chip off the old block’…
Well done to all of the other participants and prizewinners!
Harrison Kirk (winner of the 12 & Under class) & Holly Wilson (winner of the John Patton Shield)