Campbeltown Brass blows with the wind

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A wind driven boost from Scottish and Southern Electricity’s (SSE) Tangy wind farm blew Campbeltown Brass 466 miles.

That was the distance to the recent national championships in Cheltenham and in total the band travelled 932 miles on the epic round trip.

As well as the 12 hour bus journey the funding helped with overnight accommodation, rehearsal space and other expenses.

Jon Soal, SSE’s project manager said: ‘Campbeltown Brass is a really successful community organisation at the heart of the local community and we are very proud to be able to help them.

‘With the operational Tangy wind farm and our current redevelopment proposals, we have worked in the area a long time.

‘We wanted to do something to help the band get there to experience such a great event.’

The National Championships is the most prestigious brass band competition in the world, running since 1945.

The final stage in the competition is only open to those who qualify at the regional championships across the UK.

As current second section champions, Campbeltown Brass qualified to attend the competition as one of the final 18 qualifying brass bands.

Katrina Barr of Campbeltown Brass said:’ The band are extremely grateful to SSE for the donation and it really made a huge difference to our fundraising efforts.’

Campbeltown Brass  players and the West Coast Motors coach which transported them for the mammouth trip. NO_c43brass01_Campbeltown_Brass_SSE