Coalburn sparkles in Langholm
Saturday, 5th November, members of Coalburn Silver Band had an early rise as they headed for the ‘Muckle Toon’ of Langholm for the Borders Brass Band Entertainment Contest.
Coalburn had been drawn 1st in a strong field of 18 bands and were on stage in the Buccleugh Centre at 0930hrs. The band
played 4 very varied pieces of music opening with an upbeat arrangement of the Michael Buble song ‘It had better be tonight’. The band then changed the mood and featured their principal cornet player Ali McCorkell in Goff Richards
beautiful Pastorale. The bands penultimate piece featured the bands bass trombone player, Kyle McCorquodale playing ‘Minnie the Moocher’. The piece was well received by the appreciative audience and the 2 adjudicators who both
voted Kyle’s performance as the highlight of the day. The band finished their selection with the final movement of the brass band classic Glorifica Aeternum.
When the awards were announced almost 10 hours later, it was to be a good day for the band coming 2nd overall and Kyle receiving the trophy and medal for the best instrumentalist.
The band’s next concert is their Christmas Concert, to be held at Hamilton Old Parish Church and will take place on Friday 2nd December and promises to be a fabulous night of entertainment.