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Alexandra Mclean

Occupation: 
Manager  BP                                                      

Date joined band:
2010
When did you start playing?                                  

Aged 8

Previous Band(s)
County Youth
Do you play any other instruments?                      

Trumpet and Flugel

Do you play with any other groups?
Polished Brass and Swings the Thing
Favourite band piece?                                          

Spiriti - Thomas Doss

Least favourite band piece?                                
Black and White Minstrels
Best banding moment?                                       

Going on tour.

Other musical likes?

Anything from Arctic Monkeys to Sibelius

If you could play another instrument what would it be and why?
French Horn, I love the sound!

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Alex Mclean

Occupation                                                         

Company Director

Date joined band:
2008
When did you start playing?                                  

1967

Previous Band(s)
West Calder 1968-1974 and GUS(Footwear) 1974-1991
Do you play any other instruments?                      

All Trumpets and Flugel.

Do you play with any other groups?
Swings the thing (Trumpet and MD), East Anglia Chamber Orchestra (Trumpet), Sinfonia of Cambridge (Trumpet) and Polished Brass Octet (Leader).
Favourite band piece?                                          

Triumphant Rhapsody - Gilbert Vinter.

Least favourite band piece?                                
The Ketchup Song
Best banding moment?                                       

Winning 1998 British Open or Progressing from the 4th section to the Championship in consecutive years with West Calder, culminating in playing principal cornet on Variations on a Ninth in the championship section in 1974(aged 17).

Other musical likes?

Most things live, Big Band music 30's-70's and anything Orchestral.

If you could play another instrument what would it be and why?
Having heard it played properly, it has to be Piano.

Peter Vine

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VACANCY

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