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Andrew McMillan named new Solo Horn at Whitburn

Whitburn Band is pleased to announce that Andrew McMillan has been named as the band’s new Solo Horn player.

Andrew joined the band on First Horn in the summer, and has now taken the step up to the solo chair.

The move comes after Alison Hall decided to step down from the seat after two highly successful years. She moves to First Horn.

Andrew, 18, is the current Principal Tenor Horn player of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland.

He joined Campbeltown Brass at the age of nine and was the Scottish Junior Solo Champion in 2015 and 2016, and the Intermediate Champion in 2020.

Andrew joined Whitburn this year when he relocated to Glasgow, where he is studying tenor horn at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Andrew said: “I am delighted to have been named the new Solo Horn at Whitburn. It is a great honour and I am looking forward to all the challenges ahead.”

Charlie Farren, Whitburn Band Chairman, added: “Alison is a terrific player for Whitburn Band, and everyone in the band wants to thank her for her fantastic playing in the Solo Horn seat for these past few years.

“We are very pleased to appoint Andrew as the band’s new Solo Horn player, and look forward to hearing him perform with us in the future.”

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