April - November 2017


Over the last eight months we have had our usual twice weekly rehearsals at the band hall except for our two-week holiday in July. There have been a few changes too, we said goodbye to Kenny our Musical Director and the position is currently held by Andy Shaw.


We have had a couple of concerts. In May we held a memorial concert for Robin Henderson in The Brunton Hall, Musselburgh. We also had our Friends' of the Bands concert in the Loanhead Miners in September.


The Junior Bands also took part in a concert in The Bristo Baptist Church together with the Bristo Concert Band on June 3rd.


The Band also took part in two contests, the first, the Fife Charities in the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy on the 30th September and lastly, the Scottish Challenge in the Concert Hall, Perth on the 18th November. The Band played well at both however we did not feature in the prizes.


The summer period as always was a busy time participating in the Galas at Poltonhall, Blackburn, East Whitburn, Loanhead, Seafield and a new venue Stoneyburn. A big thankyou to all be band members and guests at these events.


We also helped Peebles Band out by playing in the Innerleithen Flower Parade on the 15th July.


The Band was represented at the Whit Friday Marches on the 9th June in the villages around Uppermill and Delph near Oldham with Susan Brown, Steve Keightley and Henry Philip taking part with Tartan Brass.


Lastly, we performed for the Cyrenians at Dollar Park in Falkirk and held a Band Barbeque at the Mundy's during August.




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