Peebles Life – October 2017

Peebles Life – October Edition   The Band has now completed the last of its outside engagements for the summer/autumn, playing on the High Street in Peebles on Saturday mornings and also recently playing a Concert in Wilton Park, Hawick with over 100 musicians from all eight bands in the Scottish Borders (including Langholm). This…


Peebles Life August 2017

The Silver Band has just completed a very successful marching season with engagements in Penicuik, Biggar, Innerleithen and of course our own Beltane Festival when we were out playing all week except Monday. We are indebted to all our members who managed to turn out on those occasions and to our friends from other bands…


Peebles Life September 2017

Peebles Life – September Edition   Last month we mentioned one of our more mature members of the Band, Ian Swanston on his 48th consecutive year playing with the Band at the Beltane. This month we would like to highlight one of our youngest members, James Grassick, aged just 9, who played at his first…


Peebles Life – September 2016

In the middle of August, after the school holidays, the Band got back into full rehearsal mode. Although it was a quiet month for us we weren’t entirely idle as we played a couple of street concerts and also held one of our regular coffee mornings. The coffee morning raised nearly £400 for Band funds…


Peebles Life – August 2016

Late in June, immediately after the Beltane, we were greatly saddened to hear of the death of that great servant of the Band, Tony Hamilton. Tony had been a member for over 50 years and during that time he set an example of loyalty and commitment to the Band which would be hard to equal….


Peebles Life – April 2016

It is great to be able to report that, after weeks of hard practice, we were placed third out of fourteen bands at the recent Scottish Brass Band Championships in Perth. Not only did we pick up some silverware we also gained promotion to the Third Section. As always, under contest conditions, there was the…


Peebles Life – March 2016

As we move into March the Band is putting the finishing touches to the contest music we will be playing at the Scottish Championships which take place in Perth on Sunday 12th. We have been working hard on the music throughout January and February and, apart from our normal practices, we have held a number…


Peebles Life – January 2016

A happy and prosperous 2016 to all our readers and special thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for their help and encouragement throughout 2015. A DVD of our very successful Festival of Remembrance Concert held in the Old Parish Church in November is now available and is being sold for charity – £10 with…


Christmas Cancelled…not if we’ve anything to do with it!

Rumour has it that the Christmas tree in front of the Parish Church has come down in the high winds! Fear not, Christmas spirit will not be lost and we’ll be found carolling on the Church steps from 6:30pm, please feel free to join us!


Peebles Life – December 2015

Early last month the Band took part in the Borders Entertainment Contest in Langholm where we were placed 12th out of 17 competing bands. The adjudicator felt that programme we presented did not emphasise the Band’s strengths, particularly our ability to play “lyrically” and, had we done so, we may well have been placed a…