Midlothian musicians making a big noise

Midlothian Schools Percussion Ensemble, winners of the percussion section.

Midlothian Schools Percussion Ensemble, winners of the percussion section.

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Young Midlothian musicians are hitting the high notes in the brass band world.

Several local bands tasted success at the recent Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships in Perth Concert Hall.

The youngsters were among 1,200 musicians from 45 groups who performed in a variety of categories from those relatively new to playing (preparatory section) to the experienced (premier section).

Award winners were:

Loanhead Brass Roots - Gold (first) in novice section.

Midlothian Schools Percussion Ensemble - Gold (first) in percussion section.

St David’s Budding Brass - Gold in preparatory section.

Loanhead Brass Youth - Silver in senior section.

St David’s Youth - Silver in novice section.

Penicuik Youth Band - Bronze in preparatory section

Full story and more photos in this week’s Adveritiser (December 6 edition)