SAFA Contest

13 Nov 2016

Yesterday we competed at the Scottish Amateur Flute Association competition, held in Stonehouse Lifestyle Centre. This year’s test piece was ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, and we’re pleased to have taken third place for both the test piece and our hymn tune. Well done to all our players, and also to the other bands who competed.

2016 Carol Concert

10 Nov 2016

Our annual carol concert is on Wednesday 14th December, in Kilwinning Abbey Church Hall at 7.30pm. As well as carols (with audience participation) and Christmas songs, our programme this year will include pieces by Mozart, Verdi, and Strauss. We are delighted that pupils from Corsehill Primary will also be performing a few songs. Tickets are £5 and available at the door. We hope to see you there!

SAFA contest

26 Nov 2015

Great day at the Scottish Amateur Flute Association contest on Saturday 21st November! We played ‘With Each Sunset’ and the test piece ‘Invitation to the Dance’ (Weber). Delighted to say we won the hymn tune, percussion, and solo treble prizes, and the overall Championship. Our solo alto and contrabass players also got mentions for playing particularly well. Congratulations and well done to all our players!

SAFBA Spring Contest

29 May 2014

We competed at the SAFBA Spring Contest in Troon on May 17th, playing ‘Juarez’ in the March section, and then ‘Oblivion’ (an Argentine tango) and ‘Night on the Bare Mountain’ in the Own Choice section. All of our members played exceptionally well, and we came away with the Interpretation Prize, the Piccolo Prize (congratulations to our piccolo player, Laura McBride), 1st in Own Choice, 2nd in March and Overall Best Band! Congratulations to all members, and of course thanks/congratulations also go to our conductor Willie Young. Thanks also to Louise’s husband Craig who kindly recorded our performances, which can be found on our Facebook page.

SAFBA Contest – November 20...

9 Dec 2013

At the SAFBA contest on Saturday 23rd November, we came 2nd in the hymn tune class with ‘Hymn to the Fallen’, earning 85 points. We also came 4th in the test piece class (playing Rossini’s ‘The Siege of Corinth’), with 84 points. Well done to all our players, and many thanks to those who made a special effort to come and play with us.

Name-change: Kilwinning Orchestra...

5 Jun 2013

After much deliberation and discussion with the full band, it has been decided that Kilwinning Amateur Prize Flute Band will now be known as Kilwinning Orchestral Flutes. We believe the new name accurately reflects the current focus of the band, which has been gradually changing over the past few years. Thanks to all those who expressed an opinion and offered suggestions while we were deciding upon our new name.

Festival Update

13 Mar 2013

It’s been a busy few days! We competed at Glasgow Music Festival on Sunday, coming third in our class. We also competed at Ayrshire Music Festival last night, getting the gold medal, a distinction, and many compliments from the adjudicators. In both competitions, we played ‘With Each Sunset’, and the second and fourth movements of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony.
Two of our younger members, James McHugh and Caitlin Turner, also competed in the recital class at the festival last night – well done to them both for playing so well, and especially well done to James who won the class!
Concert for BCHS

10 Dec 2012

On Saturday 8th December, we played an evening concert in Beith Trinity Church, organised by and in aid of Beith Cultural & Heritage Society. We’ve given concerts for BCHS on previous occasions and, as usual, there was a great turn-out.

We played a varied programme of classical music, marches, and popular music, and also had space for a couple of solos. Pieces included Gabriel’s Oboe, Pirates of the Caribbean, With Each Sunset, Jamie’s Patrol, and excerpts from Don Giovanni. Our soloists were Adam Smith, who played Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca on xylophone, accompanied by the band; James McHugh, who played Debussy’s Syrinx; and Caitlin Turner, who played Doppler’s Hungarian Fantasy.

Thanks to BCHS for inviting us!

SAFBA Contest

25 Nov 2012

Yesterday, we competed at the SAFBA contest in Carluke. For the hymntune class, we played ‘With Each Sunset’, and the test piece was Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony (Movts. I, II, and IV). We gained second place for the hymntune and third place for the test piece. Well done to all of our members, and also to the other bands!

Spring Contest

14 May 2012

We competed in the SAFBA spring contest on Saturday 12th May, in Troon Concert Hall. We played a varied programme of Don Giovanni, With Each Sunset, and Klezmer Karnival, with the march being Eagle Squadron. The band did very well, gaining third prize for the march and third prize overall. We are absolutely thrilled with the results, and would like to thank all our members for their efforts.