The JIB's annual Christmas Concert will this year be held on Sat 20th Dec at 7.30pm in the Jedburgh Town Hall.
As always the Band will be supported by the Abbey Brass.
by MD Phil Rosier the concert will be full of Christmas cheer and the
spirit will be provided by our fully licenced bar complete will table
Tickets are priced at £6/£5 and are available from 'From me to you' on the high street, Band members or click Contact to book online.
Come along for a foot stamping Christmas cheese feast.
Doors open 7pm.
Jedforest Instrumental Band, based in
Jedburgh in the Scottish borders celebrated the European Festival of
Brass by playing a series of short concerts starting at 10am on
Saturday 26th May the first day of the Festival. The first half
of the first concert was in England, closely followed by the second
half in Scotland, the venue being Carter Bar, the border between the
two countries. To an appreciative audience of tourists in cars and
coaches, as well as a flock of bemused Cheviot sheep, at the
viewpoint giving a panoramic view into Scotland, the band played a
short selection of traditional and modern music, and handed out
leaflets about the Festival.
Then to Jedburgh and the
bandstand and park created by the band in 2004 to mark its 150th
anniversary, where this concert was enjoyed by local people and by
tourists visiting the 12th century abbey and the other 130 listed
historical buildings in the town, and where they were able to view
the exhibition of band memorabilia displayed in a large shop window
in the High Street since the previous day.
to the popular Harestanes Woodland Centre just off the A68, where the
staff welcomed the band with a large European Flag to mark the
Festival occasion and their appreciation of the concert in the
Heading North on the A68 the
next port of call was the Milestone Garden Centre at Newtown St
Boswells, where the band entertained curious shoppers with Scottish
Marches and the Muppets! Two further stops at Leaderfoot
Viaduct over the River Tweed, and Scot’s View local beauty spot and
the lips were starting to get a little tired.
final appointment lead the band to Melrose and St Mary’s School,
where welcome refreshments were supplied prior to playing for pupils
and parents from across the Borders who were participating in a
sports challenge day.
On Sunday 27th April the band commenced
with leading a songs of praise service at Jedburgh Old and Trinity
Parish Church, with Euphonium player Scott Renwick giving the
Finally the band assembled at the foot of
the Eildon Hills in the central Borders (Highest 1,384ft) with the
aim of climbing all three hills and playing at the top of each.
2 ½ hours later the Eildon Hills had been conquered, and the sounds
of the Jedforest Instrumental Band had drifted across the Borders
Countryside from all three peaks. Prize for best effort had to go to
Scott for carrying his Euphonium practice mute up the hill without
realizing it was in his gig-bag!
A very busy weekend for the
band, which hopefully helped to raise awareness of the commencement
of the European Festival of Brass in Scotland, and we certainly had
fun along the way!
As part of the SBBA's
hosting of the European Brass Band Championships, the JIB will be
Taking part in a series of events to promote the event.
up on Sat 26th April the band will be holding a series of pop up
concerts of around 20 mins each at several venues in and around
Jedburgh. They are; 1000hrs - Carter Bar 1100hrs - Band Stand,
Jedburgh 1145hrs - Harestanes Visitor Centre, Ancrum 1230hrs -
Milestone Garden Centre, Newtown 1315hrs - Leaderfoot
Viaduct 1400hrs - Scott's View 1420hrs Finish
27th April the band will be taking part in a church service at the
Jedburgh Old and Trinity Parish Church (next to swimming pool)
the Service the band will be holding a 3 peaks challenge -(the
Meeting at 1330hrs at Bowden Reservoir the band
and friends will attempt to climb all 3 of the Eildon hills in the
borders. Some instruments may also make it up so another
impromptu concert may be heard from the top of these iconic Borders
Family and friends all welcome!
the weather is kind to us??
The JIb will conclude it's celebration
of European brass banding by holding an open rehearsal on Sun 4th
The band is busy rehearsing for their forth coming
concert and will be led on the night by resident MD Phil
Come along to see the workings of the band.
Doors open at 7pm.
A display of band memorabilia has also been
placed in a shop window in Jedburgh High St showing old uniforms,
instruments and pictures from the bands 160 years of existence.
The Jedforest Instrumental Band will be
holding its annual spring/summer concert in the Jedburgh Town Hall on
Saturday 24th May
Doors will open at 7pm with the concert
starting at 7.30.
Tickets are priced at £5/£6 and a fully
licenced bar is available.
The Concert will include the Band
Buddies as well as Abbey Brass
The JIB travelled to Perth with high hopes of a decent performance in
this years Scottish Championships.
The early start (6am)
certainly had made for a quiet bus on the way up!.
'Chaucer's Tunes' by M Ball off a no2 draw the Jib gave a good
account of themselves with the band feeling happy after coming off
the stage. However, the adjudicators of Alan Morrison and David
Read MBE preferred other performances and decided against the band and
placed us 7th out of 12.
JIb MD Phil Rosier commented "Some
great playing today without a doubt and a very good work ethic in the
preparation. The process has been very good."
does cement the bands position in the Second section for 2015 and
with a number of youngsters playing in their first championships the
band will surely grow in strength.
Well done to James and
Gavin Ross, Euan Glendining and Andrew Martin for fine 'Scottish'
FULL RESULT> 1. Tullis Russell Mills (Paul Drury) -
189* 2. St. David's Brass (John A. Dickson) - 187* 3. Arbroath
Instrumental (Michael Robertson) - 185 4. Perthshire Brass (Jason
Blyth) - 184 5. St. Ronan’s Silver (Chris Bradley) - 183 6.
Shotts St. Patrick’s (Michael Marzella) - 182 7. Jedforest
Instrumental (Phil Rosier) - 181 8. Kingdom Brass ‘B’ (Paul
Kiernan) - 180 9. Annan Town (Peter Heyes) - 179 10. City of
Discovery (Eoin Tonner) - 178 11. Campbeltown Brass (Paul Stone) -
Instrumentalist: Stuart Dickson (cornet) - St. David's
This years Scottish Championships will
be held on 8th & 9th March 2014 in Perth Concert Hall.
JIB will competing in the 2nd Section against 11 other bands on
Saturday 8th March with the 1st band on stage at 10.00 am.
years test piece is CHAUCER'S TUNES by Michael Ball. As ever
the band will be conduced by resident MD Phil Rosier.
years competition will be judged by adjudicators Alan Morrison &
The JIb is calling
on all ex players young and old to check under their beds or in their
wardrobes and cupboards to see if they have any old instruments or
uniforms that may belong to the Band.
Instruments are required
for our youngsters so that we can train as many as possible for the
benefit of the band.
Please do not feel embarrassed if you do
find any. Feel free to drop them into the hall on Thursdays or
Sundays at between 7pm and 9pm or call David Lightbody on 07852230477.
The JIB once again took to the streets
of Jedburgh on New Years Day to bring in the start of the Bands 160th
Well over 20 players turned up at 9am to start the march
through the streets of Jedburgh only stopping to re fuel with soup
and rolls and the odd beverage provided by the generous townsfolk.
The Band finally marched up the High street at 4pm to
conclude the route with the heavy rain not dampening the bands
Special thanks goes to; Rev Graham Astles and
family, Adrienne Smith, Alan Jack, George and Margaret Miller, Joyce
and Billy Lightbody, Jannette Patterson, Jackie and Kevin Hill and
The Royal British Legion for their kind hospitality