Fiona joined Abbey Brass after watching her son in
the cornet section. She had been a keen musician at school playing piano and
clarinet, but had not been involved in anything musical for 25yrs. She started
playing the glockenspiel for Abbey Brass, and now is an enthusiastic member of
the percussion team with Jedforest Instrumental Band. This has been a steep,
but hugely enjoyable learning curve and Fiona is excited about the future of
the band and hopes to continue her brass band development
Kirsty joined the ranks of the Jib in 2011 after moving to the Borders 2 years before that. Kirsty's first instrument is piano, with orchestral percussion in particular timpani, being her second study. Kirsty has been involved in music from an early age where she played in school and regional bands in her home county of Fife before moving to Glasgow to study music. Head of Music and Drama at a local School, Kirsty loves having the opportunity to enjoy playing music which she doesn't have to choose, organize or conduct! JIb have made her very welcome and she is proud to be a part of the band.
Euan started to play the drums at the age of 9 wen he received a drum
kit for his christmas. After attending The Jedforest Drum Academy for 4
years he was encouraged to join the percussion section in the Jedforest
Euan enjoys playing Jazz/big band pieces with the band as
well as soul music in his spare time. He also enjoys playing the Timpani
drums and is the lead tipper in the bands festival season. In the
future he would like to improve is tuned percussion skills.
Late 2014 Euan and Cameron McCreadie set the drum school up again and they are currently doing well.
Jamie has been a keen percussionist since first picking up drum sticks
at the age of 8. While he prefers the drum kit he also plays marching
snare with Kelso Pipe Band and enjoys playing anything else that makes a
noise when hit. Jamie plays with Abbey Brass, the Senior Band and the
JIB contesting Band and has just started as a tutor in the JIB drum
school. When not playing percussion he also plays guitar, keyboard and
Xbox, but not necessarily in that order! He’s also been proud to receive
the Abbey Brass “Bandsman of the Year” award for 2017.
Wully has been a member of the JIB since making the switch from the Jedburgh Royal British Legion Pipe band in the mid 80s. Every year around June/July Wully appears like a vison to lead the band in celebrating Jedburghs annual festival the 'Jethart's Callants Festival'. This requires the band to do a lot of marching and Wully certainly keeps the Beat. A fantastic Bass Guitar player, Wully likes all types of rock music and in his spare time he enjoys fine foods and real ale.