New drum corps for Bucksburn; Niven now L-D
The Grade 2 Bucksburn & District of Aberdeen, Scotland, has appointed Scott Niven as its new Leading-Drummer, replacing the departing long-time L-D David Brown. The band also revealed that it has made several additional changes to its drum section, with most members, including Niven, being taught from the beginning through the band.
Along with Brown, snare drummers Jade McDermid, Jo Lancaster, Lyndsey Milne and Stephen Moggach; tenor-drummer Keith Mann; and bass-drummer Graham Gauld have also departed
The band appears to have a drum corps, however, as Niven has brought with him snare-drummers Sinead Bruce, Lachlan Gibb, Chris Henderson and former-member Martin Gibb. Incumbent Tenors-drummers Sophie Gibb and Chris George are joined by newcomers Catherine Ellis and Gillian Wright, and Simon Davidson becomes the new bass-drummer.
David Brown will apparently dedicate more attention to his work as an RSPBA adjudicator.
“What makes the transition special for our band is the fact that all [the members of] the new drum corps have been taught, tutored and nurtured through our own band feeder system,” said band President Gus MacAskill. “These guys are exceptional already – I can’t wait to see the future.”
Bucksburn competed at the Scottish Championships on May 16th, placing fourteenth in Grade 2.