Principal Euphonium - William Brown
William joined Shotts band in 1963 and apart from a short spell at Whitburn band, has held the principal euph chair since. His favourite piece of all time is 'Roman Carnival' and his least favourite is 'Checkmate' - one of Wullie's banding highlights was Black Dyke's performance of 'The Accursed Huntsman' in Bellevue, Manchester circa 1973 - the pause in bar 11 to be precise!
Second euphonium - Thomas Kelly
Tom transferred from repiano cornet to the second euphonium seat in 2011. A band member since the early 1980's, Tam recounts the band's 2005 Scottish Championship victory as a banding highlight. His favourite piece is 'Finale from Faust' and his least favourite is 'Be A Clown'!
First Baritone - Paul Gonnella
Paul recently made a very welcome return to Shotts after a short spell with the Newmains Band. Paul has played in brass bands for what is almost 50 years and the majority of that has been with the Shotts Band - he is a true stalwart in the Shotts Band hall. Now enjoying a life of retirement, Paul can be found relaxing in the garden or visiting his caravan and taking long walks in St Andrews with Jaffa the dog. He doesn't really have a most hated piece but in terms of a favourite, anything with a baritone solo will always find favour with our Paul!
Second Baritone - Kirsty Cairns
Kirsty joined Shotts in 2011 - having previously played with Coalburn Silver. Now living in Shotts, Kirsty works as a nursery practitioner. She recently made the move from Eb horn to 2nd baritone and Kirsty is also the current secretary of Shotts Band and plays a very active role in organising events and fundraisers - for which the band are extremely grateful. Her favourite banding memory was the day that Mum Liz married Tommy - our principal Bb bass player and the band played the happy couple's first dance!