“I’d do the same again. Great days, great times.”
The latest in our series of interviews with Whitburn Band legends to mark our 150th anniversary year is a real treat.
Sam Knox has been playing with the Whitburn Band organisation for over 70 years. He was part of the first Scottish band to ever win a national title in 1954, and he is still playing today with Whitburn Heartlands Band!
He won his first Scottish Championship in 1968, and his thirteenth in 2008. Here, Sam takes a trip down memory lane with Kenny Crookston (recorded before lockdown).
➡️ Winning the Third Section National Championships in 1954...when the band still wore hats
➡️ Progression to the top section, and the growing pains of becoming a top band
➡️ The role of Alex Fleming at Whitburn, the first Scottish win in 1968, and ‘God’ – Major Peter Parkes
➡️ The camaraderie with his friends in the band over the years