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Here is a photo of some of our current brass instruments which are nearing the end of their useful life. There is no shame in that they have each given us over 30 years of enjoyment and the ability to introduce countless numbers of youngsters to the joys of music and playing in a group…


Peebles Life – March 2019

By the time you read this article the Senior Band will have just under 2 weeks left before they play at the Scottish Brass Band Championships in Perth Civic Hall on 10th March. This year’s test piece is Stantonbury Festival by Ray Steadman-Allen.  It was originally used as a test piece way back in 1987…


Peebles Life – February 2019

Letter from the Band Chairman The Silver Band is now in its 185th year and continues to progress under our Musical Director, Peter Holmes, with the playing ability of the band members improving and rehearsals and playing engagements enjoyable for all involved.   Our Development Section under the experienced baton of Davy Robb and assisted by…


Peebles Life – January 2019

The Band Office Bearers were re-elected for another year at the band’s recent Annual General Meeting with Colin Napier as Band Chairman and Davy Cornwall carrying on his good work as Band Secretary.  Colin confirmed that the Band’s Youth Section was growing from strength to strength and all band members were grateful for the hard…


Peebles Life – December 2018

At the beginning of November, the Senior Band took part in the Borders Entertainment Contest in the Memorial Hall, Innerleithen when a good time was had by all.  Unfortunately a few Bands called off in the lead up to the Contest but 13 Bands turned up on the day to entertain the audience and the…


Peebles Life – November, 2018

This November, the members of the Silver Band will, like many people and organisations throughout the world, be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of “The Great War”. In September 1914, so many members of the Peebles Silver Band answered the call to join the British Forces fighting in what became known as the…


Peebles Life – October 2018

The Silver Band’s Autumn Concert last month which had a “Heroes Theme” was a great success.  It commenced with the Youth Band playing (under the Direction of Mr Davy Robb) theme tunes from James Bond Movies, Game of Thrones and Rocky.  I’m a Believer, originally sung by the Monkey’s was also included. The members of…


Peebles Life – September, 2018

The school holidays are over, the nights are “fair drawing in” and, as “it’s aye been”, it’s the time of year the Band are back to two rehearsals a week – Tuesdays and Thursday 7.15pm to 9.15pm. If you are new to the area or an old band member wanting to come back now is…


Peebles Life – August, 2018

Where have the last 3 months gone?  No sooner had we started our marching season and it was all over for another year. After some doubt whether the Penicuik Parade would go ahead, it was another great success.  Biggar was marred by some rain – such a shame considering the good weather we have had…


Peebles Life – July, 2018

Thanks again to everyone who supported our Spring Concert in May.  This was a most enjoyable night for the audience and the Band with a wide variety of music chosen by our young conductor, Peter Holmes – he says he is only 30 but readily admits he looks older. The music chosen was not just…