Fairytale performance for young musicians

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Carnoustie High School’s Brass Band returned from a very successful four day trip to Paris on Friday morning.

The trip included playing at Notre Dame and performing in Euro Disney. Also included in the week’s events was a boat excursion on the Seine and a visit to Montmartre.

The band was on excellent form at both performances and one of the highlights from both concerts was playing ‘Highland Cathedral’, featuring piper James McCallum and snare drum player Josh Craigie.

The band were highly commended for their professionalism, presentation and playing, in particular, at Euro Disney, where they were invited to return the next time they visited Europe.

The well known local brass group, Con Fuoco, also took part in the concert at Notre Dame. On return to Carnoustie, they played at the British Legion to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. The standing ovation they received was well deserved.

Twenty players will be heading to the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland music course in Strathallan at the end of July along with Angus tutors Michael Robertson and Paul Judge, while Jacqueline Stark and Christopher Flynn are away to Norway this week representing Carnoustie and Angus with the National Youth Brass Band.

In August, Jordan Robertson, trombone, will be appearing with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall.

Mr Michael Robertson, conductor, would like to thank the people of Carnoustie who very generously donated money to help finance the trip.