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Celebrations were in order for the Jedforest Instrumental Band after it triumphed at the 2017 Borders Entertainment Contest, held in Jedburgh last Saturday, 4 November. Musical Director Phil Rosier guided the band to victory after impressing the adjudication panel of Raymond Tennant and Les Neish.

Jedforest’s programme found favour with both judges, receiving a unanimous first placing ahead of Langholm Town Band, led by Musical Director Chris Shanks, in second place while Broxburn and Livingston under John Boax made up the podium.

The winning programme saw Jedforest Instrumental open with Sabre Dance which featured Euan Glendining on xylophone before principal cornet David Sutherland played the beautiful solo First Light by Ben Hollings. The band then entertained the audience with Salsation, a sasla inspired peice taken from the move 'Saturday night  fever' which featured three amazing solo contributions  from Hamish McRichie on Horn, for which he went on to claim the best instrumentalist prize, Gordon Melrose on Trombone and David Lightbody on Soprano Cornet, all supported well by Cammy McCreadie on kit. The band went on to close their programme with Dan Price’s original composition, Starburst. a piece which is inspired by the formation of stars.
The band also went on to claim best percussion section, best 2nd section band, most entertaining band as well as overall winners.

Eighteen bands performed at the contest organised by the Scottish Borders Brass Band Association (SBBBA), including a non-competing set from one of the association members bands, Galashiels Town Band.

Full results

On Sat 4th Nov the Jedforest Instrumental Band along with the Scottish Borders Brass Band Association are hosting the 17th annual Brass band entertainment contest.
Around 500 musicians making up 18 Bands from all across Scotland, along with our own Jedforest,will descend on Jedburgh all to compete for the title of the most entertaining band.

Each band will play an own choice 15 min programme of music to be judged on the day by renowned brass musicians Les Neish and Raymond Tennant.

The first band is on stage at 10am with the contest results expected around 7.30pm.

Entry is only £5 for all day come and go access to the hall.

The annual autumn concert will be held in the Jedburgh Town Hall on Sat 23rd September.

Tickets are priced at £5/£6, and are available from 'Hallmark' on Jedburgh High St, Band Members, On the door or by contacting either here on the Web site or via our Facebook page.
Doors Open at 7pm.

Licensed bar and table service is available.

The band have had a busy few summer months and with the days getting shorter we have only a couple of gigs left.

Next up for the band is the Borders Birl and Beer Festival held in Jedburgh on Sat 16th August from 12 noon till 5pm.

A brand new beer and wine festival that the band is proud to be part of.

Click here for more information.

On Sunday the 27th August the band will play alongside our friends as all all of the Border bands take part in a free massed bands event in wilton Lodge Park, Hawick.

The bands will be playing at the bandstand in the park from 2pm-4pm.

All free, so come along for a great afternoons entertainment.

The Jib is proud to announce a joint concert with our friends the Langholm Town Band..

The concert will be held in the Buccleuch centre in Langholm on Sat 20th May. At 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5, school kids go free.

Come along for what promises to be a fantastic evenings entertainment with massed bands to conclude..

The JIb are currently preparing for the 2017 Scottish brass band championships which will be held in the Perth concert Hall on Sat 11 March.

Playing in the 2nd Section, the band will be conducted once again by MD Philip Rosier and will play the very challenging test piece  Rhapsody in Brass by Sir Dean Goffin.