Wind band cel­e­brates 21st birth­day

The Oban Times - - Districts -

LOCHABER Com­mu­nity Wind Band cel­e­brates its 21st birth­day next month.

The ama­teur mu­si­cians, based in Fort Wil­liam, will be hold­ing an ed­u­ca­tional week­end on May 13 and 14 to mark the mile­stone.

The week­end will con­sist of full band, wind ensem­ble and sec­tional work cul­mi­nat­ing in a con­cert on the Sun­day in Dun­cans­burgh Mac­in­tosh Par­ish Church, where it is ex­pected a band of around 50 mu­si­cians from all over Scot­land and will be play­ing. The band was founded in 1996 by John G Whyte, who has been the band’s con­duc­tor and prime mo­ti­va­tor ever since.

The ob­jec­tive is to pro­vide an out­let for the mu­si­cal tal­ents of ama­teur play­ers through­out Lochaber and to con­trib­ute to the cul­tural di­ver­sity of the area by per­form­ing at com­mu­nity venues.

Mem­bers come from all over Lochaber and rep­re­sent a wide va­ri­ety of age groups, mu­si­cal back­grounds and lev­els of ex­pe­ri­ence.

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