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Area: East Ayrshire

'The Choir can trace its roots back to 1933 when it was formed as an evening class under the control of the local Education Authority. Members paid a fee of 7/6d (37p) to the Authority and the same amount as an annual subscription ... The Choir continues in good heart but we are always conscious of the need to attract new and particularly younger members. To this end we have operated a Scholarship scheme for some years whereby senior pupils at local schools are paid to sing with us for a year as an introduction to choral singing. It is hoped that this will plant some seeds which will come to fruition in the future. We give a number of concerts each year in aid of local charities, church organisations, etc, and the highlight of our year is our Annual Concert when we are helped by guest professional soloists.'

+ Aeolian Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)157
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Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Based in the small village of Dalmellington in the South West of Scotland, 60 miles south of Glasgow. It is one of Scotland’s oldest Brass Bands and has been in the forefront of the movement since its formation in 1864. The band have had notable success in contests and have their name inscribed on every major competition trophy in Scotland, including 3 Scottish Championship wins.’

+ Dalmellington Band
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)364

‘A lively group who enjoy bringing Musical Theatre to Ayrshire and we are always looking for new members aged 16 and over to join us. New member auditions are held on a yearly basis ... Please prepare a song from a musical of your choice and bring sheet music for piano accompaniment or a backing track ... A playing member of the society allows you to perform in the annual show held in March, the KAOS Concert Party as well as any social and fundraising events that take place throughout the year.’

+ Kilmarnock Amateur Operatic Society
VISITS (to the Website)184
Also indexedKAOS Concert Party
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)456

'The band exists at present as a Community Band, with the focus being on playing at local engagements, holding concerts and providing musical entertainment for the people of Ayrshire. As a non-competing band, players are able to come along and play even if they are registered with other competing bands.'

+ Kilmarnock Concert Brass
VISITS (to the Website)110
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)284

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