The Jib is gearing up to take part in
the Brish Brass Band Championships on Sat 18th September by
representing Scotland as the 2nd Section Champions for 2015.
the test piece,' The Snaring of the Sun' by composer Stephen Roberts,
the band will be conducted once again by MD Philip
Traveling to Cheltenham on the Friday the band will
stop overnight to prepare for the days contest.
Go Team Jib!!!
After a very busy summer season the JIb has been chosen as one of 12
bands to take part in the Edinburgh International Festival.
Bands from across the country including JIb are preparing to gather in the east coast for the prestigious event at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival (EIF).
Fanfare is a free community event that will tap into one of the most
enduring symbols of Scotland, the beloved brass band.
The festival has
called on the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) to harness the
enormous forces of Scotland's brass bands by presenting a day of free
outdoor performances along the city's idyllic Water of Leith Walkway on
Sunday, August 23.
Bringing the fanfare of EIF out to the people of the city, this is an
opportunity for everyone to enjoy brass bands at their best, playing
favorites from Mahler, Elgar and Burns as well as some more unusual
brassy renditions of popular music by Kraftwerk, Joy Division and
Disney's Frozen movie song Let It Go.
The bands will perform three different repertoires at 12 noon, 3pm
and 5pm, in 12 different locations along the Water of Leith Walkway so
that audiences along the walkway will share the joy and passion of the
live brass band in a coordinated community experience.
Fanfare aims to capture this spirit of community by inviting everyone
in the city to experience the heart-swelling flourish of brass band
music and is one of the festival's Creative Learning projects. The
Creative Learning team work year round with schools and the community in
Edinburgh to deliver a range of innovative creative learning
Fanfare is inspired by the performances of one of the EIF's main music theatre pieces, En avant, marche!,
at the King's Theatre on August 24 and 25, which will feature a local
brass band alongside Belgian contemporary dance collective les ballets C
de la B.
More information about Fanfare is available by logging on to the Edinburgh International Festival website.
The JIb will be performing in the saughton Rose Gardens at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
The result on Saturday helped the JIBs principle euphonium player, Scott Renwick complete and brass banding Grand Slam.
previously won the 4th Section with the Mactaggert Scott Loanhead band,
the 1st and Championship sections with Newtongrange Silver and of
course the 3rd section with the JIB, Scott finally completed the 'Grand
Slam' by helping the JIB win the 2nd section.
congratulations goes to Scott from all at JIB on completing this amazing
achievement. There can't be many to have done this!
The band traveled to Perth in good spirits on Sat 14th March to take
part in the Scottish Brass Band Championships. And Won!!!
their professional conductor Phil Rosier the band has been rehearsing
steadily for the past few months, sometimes devoting an entire
weekend to mastering the modern test piece - 'Variations
on Maccabeus' , based on an original theme by G F
The band's hard work clearly paid off, not only
wining the competition but their principal cornet, David Sutherland
being declared best instrumentalist on the day
Rosier added " I am delighted with the result. The bands
work ethic and team spirit once again delivered a first class
performance. It was a pleasure to direct a musical account of the
The result also gains the JIB a trip to
Cheltenham to represent Scotland in the British Championships in
September as well as promotion to the 1st section for the first time
in 160 yrs.
FULL RESULTS: Scottish Brass Band
Championships - 2nd Section Results Adjudicators Sandy Smith &
Band - Conductor - Draw -
Points - Position Jedforest Instrumental
Phil Rosier 10 189 1 - WINNER Croy Silver Kenneth Blackwood 7
188 - 2 Annan Town Peter Heyes 1 187 - 3 Broxburn &
Livingston Kevin Price 3 186 - 4 St. Ronan's Silver
Chris Bradley 2 185 - 5 Arbroath Instrumental Mike
Robertson 4 184 - 6 Dunaskin Doon Gary Williams 5 183
- 7 Kingdom Brass B Michael Marzella 11 182 -
8 Perthshire Brass George D Annan 8 181 - 9 Shotts
St.Patricks Brass Kenny Letham 6 180 - 10 Tullis
Russell Intermediate Steven Craig 9 179 - 11
Instrumentalist - Solo Cornet, Jedforest Instrumental