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The sizzle of barbecues and chorus of calling insects are sounds synonymous with summer but this year it was the buzz of brass instruments that signified the sunny season in Campbeltown.
That was thanks to Campbeltown Brass and its summer camps held at Kirk Street Hall across two weeks earlier this month.
Over six days – from July 5 to 7 and July 19 to 21 – members of the band’s beginners’ programme CBBz, and new PBuzzerz recruits, some of whom are aged as young as five, as well as members of the training and intermediate bands learned lots of new music and developed their skills.
After just one day of the fun-filled music camp, Campbeltown Brass’s youngest members were already able to play along to the Queen song We Will Rock You which became a firm group favourite.
The musicians also worked on and performed popular music from George Ezra and Amy Winehouse as well as hits from The Greatest Showman movie.
The summer camp culminated in a pop-up concert at Quarry Green last Wednesday July 21 to showcase some of the songs the youngsters had mastered.
Family and friends were able to go along to the outdoors event and watch the young musicians in action from a safe distance.