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Band Awards Night 2018

The Band's 2018 Awards Night was very entertaining with music, quiz and bingo to while away the time until the awards were announced! This year, Morven Findlay (Solo Horn) won the coveted "Player's Player of the Year" trophy, the Basses won the "Best Section" prize, Most Improved Player went to Paul Swan (Repiano) and the "Bandsperson of the Year" was awarded to Craig Savage for his work in supporting the Band.

Awards were also given to members of the Training Band. For the First Class, "Performance Awards" were won by Grace Millar, Anna Clark, John Neilson, Findlay Taylor, Duncan McWilliam Snow, Chris Neilson and Brodie Wallace, and the "Most improved Player" was awarded to Brodie Wallace.

For the Second Class, "Performance Awards" were won by Ben Neighbour, Andrew McWilliam Snow and Harvey Taylor. The "Most improved Player" was awarded to Ben Neighbour, and the "Bandsperson of the Year" was awarded to Harvey Taylor.

The "Adult Performances Awards" were won by Hugh Richards, Neill Robertson, Charlotte Taylor, Tim Neighbour and Walter Clark.

Congratulations to everyone on their individual and collective awards, and to their great contributions to excellent music-making within the two Bands!

2018 Scottish Championships Result

The Band spent the New Year working on the test piece for the Scottish Brass Band Championships. James Curnow's Brass Metamorphosis is a challenging work consisting of a theme and variations. Although quite complex to play, particularly for soloists around the band, we were very pleased with progress leading to the day of the Contest. Alas, it was not to be our year as the Band were placed 8th. Hopefully we have done sufficiently well to remain in the 1st Section for the forthcoming year, and we very much look forward to the challenges of future Contests in 2018!

2017 British Championships - Silverware for the Band as they secure 3rd place at Cheltenham!

The Band is stunned with its third-place result at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, held in Cheltenham on the 16th September, Playing "Music of a Legacy" by Steven Ponsford. A great result reflecting a huge effort by all of the band, both in the time and dedication put into reheasals and also a massive commitment to help raise the necessary funds to make the trip possible. Special thanks goes to those who provided donations and organised sponsored events. You can hear our performance on the official Kapitol webiste by clicking on this link Dalkeith & Monktonhall Brass Band playing Music of a Legacy by Steven Ponsford, National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2017

2017 Scottish Championships - Band bounces back to the 1st Section!

The Band was delighted in its performance at the recent Scottish Brass Band Championships, which were once again held in Perth Concert Hall. A solid and musical performance of Dean Goffin's masterful "Rhapsody In Brass" secured second Place and an invitation to compete at the National Brass Band Championships in September of this year. The band are committed to making the journey south, and have already started on making the necessary arrangements, and thinking about fund-raising for the approximately £14,000 it will cost to take the Band to the event!