Decision Maker: Argyll and Bute Council
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Council gave consideration to the following Notice of Motion under Standing Order 13 that had been submitted by Councillor Tommy MacPherson, and seconded by Councillor Amanda Hampsey –
Campbeltown Brass - one of the most isolated bands in
the country - are now the British National Champions, having become Scottish
Champions earlier this year. These are incredible achievements for a band where
the majority of its musicians are in primary or secondary education, and who,
on top of the demands of practice, must also travel for very many hours each
time they take part in a competition.
The band are well known across the Kintyre
community and further afield. They are very active locally, playing at local
functions as well as hosting their own events. They also play at events around
Argyll and Bute and have even played for international crowds at a number of
Six Nations rugby tournaments. Some of their members are involved in the
National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, spreading the word about Argyll’s
musical talent to a much wider audience.
Despite their championship status, Campbeltown
Brass see themselves first and foremost as a band for the community - a
community which is delighted to have champions in its midst.
In light of the very considerable achievements and
success of Campbeltown Brass, the Council:
Congratulates Campbeltown Brass on their latest
successes and for securing national champion status.
Acknowledges the dedication, commitment and talent
of everyone involved with Campbeltown Brass, including the musicians
themselves, their instructors and conductors, the families and friends of the
band who volunteer their time and resources to support their endeavours, and
the local community who provide such tremendous encouragement and support.
Notes that the Provost will send a letter of
congratulations to Campbeltown Brass in recognition of their very considerable
successes over the course of 2022.
The Council agreed the terms of the Motion.
(Reference: Notice of Motion under Standing Order 13 by Councillor Tommy MacPherson, seconded by Councillor Amanda Hampsey, submitted)
Publication date: 25/11/2022
Date of decision: 24/11/2022
Decided at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Argyll and Bute Council