Jedforest Instrumental Band is based in the Scottish Borders town of Jedburgh
As many as sixty players are involved in the band organisation, ranging in age from 7 to 65. We have two brass bands - a senior band and a "junior" band, which perform regularly throughout the year, at concerts, local festivals, church services, and band contests.
On the contest stage the band won its first National title in 1969 and since the turn of the century the Band has enjoyed a great deal more success on the contest platform. In March 2012 the Band won the Scottish 3rd Section Championships as well as the 2nd Section title in 2015 and In 2002, 2004, 2012 and 2015 the band represented Scotland at the National Finals in Torquay, Harrogate and Cheltenham and on the basis of our contesting performances in 2004, 2012 and 2015, we were declared "Band of the Year" by the Scottish Brass Band Association.
In November 2003 and 2005, our junior band became Scottish Youth Champions in the under-16 section, as well as winning other contests. With the inclusion of several adults, the junior band became a 4th Section contesting band in October 2003, being re-named Abbey Brass (Jedforest) and conducted by Cameron Mabon. They came 2nd (out of 4) in the Fourth Section at the Borders Entertainment Contest in November, and 4th overall for entertainment. The Band is now under the conductorship of Stuart Black
We also have a thriving Training Band (The Band Buddies) also conducted by Stuart Black and consisting of twenty learners, all quite young. It performs at concerts put on by the senior band.
Rehearsal times are;
Learners (Band Buddies) - Sunday 6:00pm
Junior Band (Abbey Brass) – Sunday 6:00 - 7:00pm
Senior Band – Sunday & Thursday 7:15 – 9:15pm
Drum Academy – Sunday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
All are held in our premises at The Mission Hall, 1 The Friars, Jedburgh, TD8 6BN
All practices take place in the custom-designed band hall, opened in March 2001 by HRH The Princess Royal. Visitors are welcome to attend any of our practices. The band hall is also used by other local arts organisations, and is an excellent venue for chamber concerts.