Kirkintilloch Youth Band take title

Kirkintilloch Youth Band,'Winners of the Scottish Youth Band Championships.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 29th Nov 2011
Kirkintilloch Youth Band,'Winners of the Scottish Youth Band Championships.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 29th Nov 2011

A GROUP of talented young musicians are on top of the world after being crowned Scottish Champions.

Kirkintilloch Youth Band won the novice section of the 2011 Scottish Youth Band Championships at Perth Concert Hall.

The band wowed the judges with a 10 minute mini-concert, which featured renditions of the Queen classic Crazy Little Thing Call Love, Dynamic Overture and the Castles of Scotland suite.

It’s the first time they have won the competition.

Gwen Armstrong, spokesperson for the band, said: “We’re absolutely elated. It’s the biggest thing we’ve won and we’re delighted that all the hard work has paid off.

“It’s a huge achievement and the kids were over the moon.”