Category: Peebles Life Articles

Peebles Life – March 2020

At our three Concerts last year we were especially pleased to highlight the playing ability of our young Soloists: Phoebe Hibbert, Sophie Ward-Murray, Rosie McLeman and Josh Middleton.  The girls are all under 17 and along with Josh continue to impress and delight us with their playing. Our Youth Band under the guidance of the…


Peebles Life – February 2020

Sorry we missed last month’s edition, but we take this opportunity to wish all our readers and supporters a belated Happy New Year for 2020. After the newspaper reports at the end of last year of the Burgh Hall not being fit for purpose – with no lighting on the stage, our Christmas Concert was…


Peebles Life – December 2019

As our picture shows – and may perhaps have been heard many times along Peebles High Street – we won a trophy! Peebles Burgh Silver Band returned from the Borders Entertainment Contest in Kelso on Saturday 2nd November proud winners; topping the 4th Section taking victory over the other three bands in that section. (and…


Peebles Life – November 2019

Peebles Burgh Silver Band recently performed their autumn concert at the Burgh Hall in Peebles. The evening was opened by Peebles Burgh Youth Band under the baton of conductor Davy Robb. With an ever-increasing membership, the young musicians played an entertaining set. For a number of the youngsters this was their debut performance for the…


Peebles Life – October 2019

Our Annual Grand Prize Draw was held on 31st August and we are pleased to confirm the main prize winners were – Freya McLeman £150 (No 319), D Stark £100 (No 1583) and Ian McFadyen £50 (No 1636). Seven other non-cash prizes were won and the winning numbers are displayed on the Band’s website www.peeblesburghsilverband.com…


Peebles Life September 2019

Despite our high profile and generous support within the Burgh we regrettably were unsuccessful in winning anything from the Scottish Borders Council’s recent Localities Bid Fund. Whilst the idea of competing for money against similarly needy charities cannot be the right way to allocate central funds, we are grateful to those who did vote for…


Localities Bid Fund

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…