Whitburn Band – 150th. Anniversary

Our friends in the Whitburn Band are celebrating their 150th Anniversary with a virtual concert on 27th June. See below and tell your friends …

Whitburn Band is delighted to announce it will hold an entire virtual concert with one of the world’s leading trumpet players later this month to celebrate the band’s 150th anniversary.

Mike Lovatt, the Principal Trumpet player with Proms favourite the John Wilson Orchestra and the BBC Big Band, will feature alongside the Scottish Open brass band champion on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30pm in a concert to raise money for food banks in West Lothian.

The band members have recorded eight pieces of music individually from their homes during the lockdown – including two with Mike – and after it is all edited together, the concert will be broadcast for free on Whitburn Band’s YouTube channel.

The event will be raising money for the West Lothian Foodbank, who are providing much needed help to the people of Whitburn and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.

The virtual fundraising concert will be the centrepiece of Whitburn Band’s 150th anniversary year. The concert follows on from Whitburn’s ‘virtual’ performance of Stars and Stripes Forever, which has been viewed over 26,000 times online.

Charlie Farren, Whitburn Band’s Chairman, said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to perform our 150th anniversary concert despite the difficulties everyone is having just now. The band has worked hard to record all their parts individually at home, and everything will be brought together by the technical skills of our percussionist Ryan Bradley. We are delighted to have Mike Lovatt as our soloist. He is a joy to work with.
We are all looking forward to seeing and hearing the final product, and it is great that we can give a little bit back to our community by raising money for the West Lothian Foodbank.”

You can donate money here – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/whitburn-band