The JIB held its annual Christmas
Concert to a packed Jedburgh Town Hall on Sat 17th Dec.
Band was accompanied by Abbey Brass, the Future Group and the Band
Buddies and together they put on a memorable show.
Junior bands showcased there latests works much to the delights of
the large audience and with the senior band laying on the Festive
cheer, the Audience left with all the joys of the Festive Spirit.
Such Numbers as Away in a Manger, O Holy Night and In
the Bleak Mid Winter set a great Christmas scene and followed by
excerpts of Santa Baby, Fairy tale of New York and I Wish it could be
Christmas everyday, had everyone singing along.
Band would like to thank all the fund raisers and bar staff for their
continued and valued support and to Jim Terrace and Alan Fernie for
guesting with the band.
The Band recently held a days
fundraising at the Jedburgh Co-op Superstore with Christmas Carols
being played by the JIB and Customer bag packing being carried out at
the tills by members and parents of Abbey Brass.
A GRAND TOTAL
OF £870 was raised so a huge thank you goes to all who were
involved and to the Co-op Store Jedburgh for their kind hospitality.
Abbey Brass (Jedforest) claimed another
Gold Award at this Years Scottish Youth Championships in Perth. There
were a total of 11 bands in their section, unfortunately the band
didn't quite manage to take home the Trophy, that honour went
to the Perth and Kinross Junior School Band but a cracking
performance from the band meant they claimed one of the top awards of
This wasn't the only success for the JIB as three of
the bands players were also involved the previous day playing for the
Scottish Borders Youth Band in the Senior Development Section. Tammie
Jack, Emma Stainer and Naomi Henderson help the Borders band retain
the title for a second year.
The JIB walked away from the Borders contest on Saturday 5th November
with the 3rd section title after wowing the large audience with
a fun-packed and hugely entertaining programme.
Playing no. 15
out of 18 bands, the band opened their programme with a fabulous
arrangement by Philip Harper of the Barry Manilow classic
'Copacabana'. With its vocal opening, the band quickly had the
audience's full attention.
Next, the band showed off its
quality Solo Horn player, Hamish McRitchie, by playing the Goff
Richard's piece 'Demelza'. A beautiful Solo which Hamish played
with style and composure.
The Band then turned the clock back
by playing a piece that was written in th 1920's called 'Mill In the
Dale'. This tells the story of mill workers and their working
day, from listening to the bird song on the way to work to the sounds
of the mill workings and the songs and whistles of the happy work
force. A great fun piece
The band closed its programme
with the Salvation Army piece ' Glorifico Aeternium'. This was a big
number for the band and they had put a lot of hard work into this
piece and pulled it off well.
Overall a hugely entertaining
programme that tested the band and showed off the hard work that was
put into it by all the players and MD Phil Rosier.
The JIB would like to thank Alison Reid (Langholm
Town), John Dickson (St Davids Brass) and Alan Fernie for
guesting with us at the contest.
The band finished a
credible 9th overall the full results are as
Result: Adjudicators: Stan Lippeatt
& Archie Hutchison
Russell Mills (£150) Entertainment Prize: Croy Silver (£150) Best
Second Section Band: Tullis Russell Mills (£100) Best Third
Section Band: Jedforest Instrumental (£100) Best Fourth Section
Band: Hawick Saxhorn (£100) Highest placed Borders Band: St
Best Soloist: Amy Leitch (Irvine &
Dreghorn) Best Instrumentalist: Bass Trombone (Coalburn
Silver) Best Solo Cornet: Dunaskin Doon Band Best Basses:
Shotts St. Patrick’s Band Best Percussion: Tullis Russell Mills
In a Brass Banding first, the Contest held an open
adjudication with 2 adjudicators, Archie Hutcheson and Stan Lippeatt.
Stan was adjudicating as normal but Archie was trailing a new idea,
supported by SBBA, by talking his remarks over a recording of the
bands as they played.
The Jedforest Instrumental and Abbey
Brass bands are both taking part in the 11th annual Borders
Entertainment Contest which this year is being held for the first
time in the Buccleuch Centre Langholm .
The Senior Band has to
play a short 15min program of their own choice to try and impress 2
adjudicators to become the Borders Entertainment Champions 2011
year the Band was awarded Best 3rd Section Band, Best percussion and
Highest placed Borders Band so they have a tough task to emulate last
Abbey Brass, hot off a famous win at Brass
in the Park look to continue their winning ways with another title in
The Band will be holding a Concert in
the Jedburgh Town Hall on Fri 21st Oct. The Band will be conducted by
MD Phil Rosier and will be showcasing some of the music that it will
be performing at the forth coming Borders Entertainment Contest.
Alongside the band as always will be Abbey Brass (Jedforest)
Conducted by Rob Hume and after their recent success at Brass in the
Park they are in top Tune.
Tickets are priced at £4
and £5 and are available here Online from the contacts page, Band
Members, Paws and Claws pet shop, and From Me To You card shop
Open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. A fully Licenced Bar and Table
Service will be provided so COME ALONG for a great night out!