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THE BAND

CHRIS BRADLEY

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Bradley as our new musical director.

 

Chris has enjoyed much success as a brass and concert conductor working with many bands in Scotland including Dunaskin Doon, Johnston Silver, Unison Kinneil, Renfrew Burgh and Kirkintilloch Kelvin.

 

Chris, who is the principal cornet player with Whitburn Band, said: “I am very much looking forward to working with the Langholm Town Band family and hope to help them achieve further successes.”​

CORNET SECTION

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KENNETH HILL

SOPRANO

Kenneth has been in the band "forever".
Favourite Piece - Any Common Riding March.
Memorable Moment - Every moment is memorable.

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NICOLE WEATHERSTONE

SOLO CORNET

Nicole joined the band in 1978, first public outing was New Years Day 1979.
Favourite Piece - Glasnost, Bohemian Rhapsody and you've got to love a bit of Wicked.
Memorable Moment - 8:30am, Langholm Market Place on the last Friday in July any year.

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SERENA WOOD

SOLO CORNET

Serena joined the band in 1993.
Favourite Piece - Common Riding Tunes
Memorable Moment - Playing in Durham Cathedral at Durham Miners Gala and playing the French National Anthem at Murrayfield in 2016.

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ASHLEIGH CALVERT

SOLO CORNET

Ashleigh joined the band in 2007.
Favourite Piece - They Shall Come from the East
Memorable Moment - Playing in Durham Cathedral at the Durham Miners Gala twice.

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CAITLIN WEATHERSTONE

SOLO CORNET

Caitlin joined the band in 2007.
Favourite Piece - Ticket to Ride
Memorable Moment - I find it hard to pick out one moment- they all melt into one- but I always find that it’s the people who make the occasions memorable...in the words of Wee Sam… Go us!

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RACHAEL YOUNG

REPIANO

Rachael joined the band in 2010.
Favourite Piece - Flowers of the Forest
Memorable Moment - Playing at The Royal Military Tattoo - Eve of Waterloo Concert at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh celebrating the bands bicentenary.

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JOSH CALVERT

2ND CORNET

Josh joined the band in 2010
Favourite Piece - Mermaid of Zennor
Memorable Moment - Borders Entertainment Contest 2023

Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band, representing Scotland at the European Youth Brass Band Championships. Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay 2014.

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AMANDA HODGSON

2ND CORNET

Amanda joined the band in 1994 until she left in 1999 to go to University. Then re-joined in January 2016.
Favourite Piece - Common Riding Tunes
Memorable Moment - Playing the French National Anthem with Whitburn band at Murrayfield during the Six Nations Championships 2016.

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DAVID CALVERT

3RD CORNET

David joined the band in 1952.
Favourite Piece - "all kinds of music'
Memorable Moment - Playing for the Queen (1957). Playing Stars and Stripes along Elizabeth Street with Neil Armstrong behind the band (1972). Usher Hall for the Eve of Waterloo Concert (2015).

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ALISTAIR PAISLEY

3RD CORNET

Alistair joined the band in 2018.
Favourite Piece - Barnard Castle
Memorable Moment - Langholm Common Riding 2018, first Common Riding in the band.

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MUNGO MANN

3RD CORNET

Mungo joined the band in 2017.
Favourite Piece - Napoleon on the Alps
Memorable Moment - Playing Vibraphone at the Scottish Championships and every Langholm Common Riding.

HORN SECTION

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CHRISTINE CALVERT

FLUGEL / SOLO HORN

Christine has been in the band since 1979.
Favourite Piece - Lament from Macbeth, Toccata in D Minor.
Memorable Moment - Lord Mayors Parade, National Finals 2010, CD Recording, 2nd Border Entertainment Contest.

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GRANT ANDERSON

FLUGEL / SOLO CORNET

Grant has been in the band since
Favourite Piece - 
Memorable Moment - 

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DONNA BROWN

1ST HORN

Donna has been in the band since 1999.
Favourite Piece - Common Riding Marches
Memorable Moment - Going to the National Brass Band Championships in 2010 and playing the French National Anthem at Murrayfield with Whitburn Band.

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JOHN HODGSON

2ND HORN

John joined the band in 2017.
Favourite Piece - I enjoy all kinds of Music but my favourite is the Common Riding tunes.
Memorable Moment - My first Common Riding playing with the band.

EUPHONIUM SECTION

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JACQUELINE ELLIOT

EUPHONIUM

Jacqueline Elliot joined Langholm Town Band in 1978.
Favourite Piece - American Trilogy, The Prayer, The Banks of Allan Water.
Memorable Moment  - Playing at the Lord Mayors Parade 1988 in London.

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ANNE REID

EUPHONIUM

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BARITONE SECTION

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SAM IRVING

1ST BARITONE

Sam has been in the band since 1985.
Favourite Piece - Anything I can tap my foot too!
Memorable Moment - Playing into Durham Cathedral and Langholm Town Band at the Lord Mayors Parade in London.

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JAMES BROWN

2ND BARITONE

James Brown has been in the band for 20 years, a few years hiatus whilst in the Army.
Favourite Piece - Common Riding Tunes and Jacob de Haan.
Memorable Moment - Every moment with LTB is memorable, some more than others, but not sure I can talk about those here.

TROMBONE SECTION

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JOHNNY SLADE

1ST TROMBONE

Johnny joined the band in 2023.

Favourite Piece - 

Memorable Moment - 

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TONY CONNOLLY

1ST TROMBONE

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MICHAEL CUBBON

2ND TROMBONE

Michael has been in the band since 1963.
Favourite Music - Common Riding Tunes
Memorable Moment - The band winning at the Edinburgh Charities and playing at the Lord Mayors Parade in London.

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GLEN LAIDLAW

BASS TROMBONE

Glen Laidlaw joined Langholm Town Band in 1978. 
Favourite Piece - Any Marches
Memorable Moment - Langholm Common Riding 1985

BASS SECTION

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JOHN CALVERT

Eb BASS

John joined the band in 1976.
Favourite Piece - Metropolis 1927 and Fire In the Blood
Memorable Moment - Battle of Waterloo 200 years Concert at the Usher Hall.

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BOB LAIDLAW

Eb BASS

Bob joined the band in 1954.
Favourite Piece - The Rose of Allandale
Memorable Moment - Lord Mayors Parade in London and playing for Neil Armstrong the First Man on the Moon when he visited Langholm.

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ALISON RIED

Bb BASS

Alison joined the band in "15ish" years ago.
Favourite Piece - Crimson Tide, Hymn to the Fallen and The Gael
Memorable Moment - National Finals 2010, Battle of Waterloo 200 years Concert at the Usher Hall, Playing beside my Dad (also BBb) and making our 200 Years CD.

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ALI BELL

Bb BASS

Ali joined the band in 

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Memorable Moment - 

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CHRIS WYATT

Bb BASS

Chris joined the band in 2021.
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JEREMY MAY

Bb BASS

Jeremy joined the band in 2014.
Favourite Piece - 
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PERCUSSION SECTION

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ANDREW BUTTERS

PERCUSSION 1

Andrew joined the band in 2014.

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Memorable Moment - 

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DOUGLAS ARCHIBALD

TUNED PERCUSSION

Douglas joined the band in 2023 for the Scottish Championships.
Favourite Piece - 
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CAMERON ARCHIBALD

TIMPANI

Cameron joined the band in 2023.
Favourite Piece - 
Memorable Moment - 

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SPENCER ARMSTRONG

SNARE DRUM 

Spencer plays in the band throughout the Summer for when the band attends many

Gala Days around the South of Scotland and North of England.
Favourite Piece - 1914 March and Wicked
Memorable Moment - Langholm Common Riding 2022 and Durham Miners Gala

WANT TO JOIN?

Langholm Town Band and would love to hear from anyone interested in joining the band.

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