A dedicated member of Renfrew Burgh Band has been honoured for her distinguished service to the organisation – and the brass band scene in Scotland.

Myra Mack, who plays repiano cornet and is chairperson of the band, was honoured by the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA), for her decades of involvement in banding.

Myra, who lives in nearby Paisley with her husband Robin, was one of the original members of the Renfrewshire Schools Brass Band in the mid-1960s, joining Renfrew at the end of the decade. She has been a member of the band for a total of almost 40 years and received her life membership medal from Tom Allan, SBBA secretary.

Mark Good, musical director of Renfrew Burgh Band, commented: “Many congratulations to Myra, who has served Renfrew Burgh Band – and the Scottish brass band scene – with great distinction for several decades.

“Myra’s continued passion for music making shines through at every rehearsal, and her dedication to Renfrew Burgh Band – combined with her ability to call a spade a spade while retaining a twinkle in the eye – serves the organisation so well. Thank you, Myra.”

News of Myra’s award comes as the Renfrew Burgh Band adds finishing touches to its programme ahead of its spring concert.

Photo: Myra Mack receives her medal from SBBA secretary Tom Allan
Both Photo Credit: Renfrew Burgh Band

The band is to perform in a spring concert in Renfrew Town Hall with guest soloist and virtuoso trombone player, Brett Baker. The concert is presented in partnership with Renfrewshire Council and Renfrew Local Partnership.

Principal trombonist with the world famous Black Dyke Band for more than two decades, Brett Baker is a Rath Trombone Artist who has won European, National and British Open titles on multiple occasions.

Renfrew Burgh Band’s spring concert with guest soloist Brett Baker begins at 7pm on Saturday, May 18.

Admission to the event is free (donations are welcome) but tickets should be booked in advance: www.ticketsource.co.uk/renfrewburghband/t-eavzerx.

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