Silver support for St. Ronan’s
5 August 2013
IQA Group is delighted to announce its decision to support St. Ronan’s Silver Band as they get ready to represent Scotland in the National Finals of Great Britain later this year.
St. Ronan’s Silver Band is the oldest band in Scotland, dating back to 1810. As one of the most prolific arts organisations in the Scottish Borders town of Innerleithen, the band has enjoyed recent success after being crowned Scottish Champions in the third section at the Championships held in Perth Concert Hall.
The main band consists of around 30 players and the band also operates a Future Band for young brass and percussion players (around 20 youngsters), as well as a training group for beginners. IQA’s very own Chris Wilson (Electrical Supervisor, East) plays cornet for the main band and his 9 year old daughter Anya, also cornet player, plays in the Future Band.
St. Ronan’s is solely funded through fundraising and sponsorship and relies on the support of local companies such as IQA.
"We are delighted with the continued support that we have received from IQA Group," explained Band Secretary Keith Belleville. "The Band became Scottish Champions back in March and we are currently preparing to represent Scotland at the National Finals of Great Britain in Cheltenham in September, so this support is particularly welcome at this time. We can't thank IQA Group enough for their commitment to our organisation."
IQA’s Managing Director, Gregory Smyth added “IQA Group is committed to making a real difference to a range of charitable and community causes. We believe that sponsorship and community investment programmes are an important part of our business strategy and we are delighted to support St. Ronan’s Silver Band. We wish the band the very best of luck for their upcoming competition and we all have our fingers crossed that they come home with the National Finals trophy”.