Ayrshire musicians play their part in winning the Marching Band Championship

Ayrshire instrumentalists played their part in a Championship win for a marching band.

Several members of Brass Sounds Inverclyde hail from the Ayrshire region.

And they were on song when they helped the band win Section 4 of the Scottish Championships in Perth.

The Ayrshire contingent were also front and center when the section’s best instrumentalist award was won by euphonium player Ayr Isaac Parkhill, whose brother Joshua is the band’s bandleader.

The group won the prestigious competition at the Perth Concert Hall on Sunday March 13, under the direction of Music Director, Joshua Parkhill, topping the pack from a strong line-up of eight bands.

Performing Stephen Hodel’s test piece Argos, BSI retained their composure throughout their impressive performance, their first in two years following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Another joy came when lead euphonium player, Isaac received his award for best instrumentalist following his outstanding contribution to the performance.



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The news means BSI have successfully qualified for the UK National Brass Band Championships in Cheltenham in September, for which they will now launch a fundraising campaign.

A GoFundMe link is at: https://gofund.me/832dc028

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Corina C. Butler