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

Thanks again to all of you who supported this fund-raising event for the Silver Band and particularly to Michelle Preston and Brooke at Ross Dougal, Fish Merchants for helping to sell draw tickets on our behalf through the shop.

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Another major event on the 31st August was the Busking Competition on the High Street organised by the Peebles Callants Club. Three of our youngest members were out representing our Youth Band – Jamie on Cornet, his 12 year old sister Maisie “moonlighting” on a recorder rather than her usual Eb Horn and James on Baritone.  They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and donated their “Busking Proceeds”, totalling over £100 to the Youth Band.  Thank you all most sincerely.

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If you are looking for a new hobby or indeed want to come back to playing a Brass instrument or Percussion then please be in touch, you will be made very welcome.

Our Youth Band rehearse on Tuesday nights 6 until 7 under the baton of David Robb, a highly experienced and successful music teacher and also on Friday afternoons from 3.30 pm onwards under the guidance of our Principal Cornet Player, Phoebe Hibbert.

The Senior Band also rehearse in the Band Hall on Peebles High Street – on Tuesday and Thursday evenings – 7.15 to 9.15 under their Musical Director, Peter Holmes.  If you want to come along and join in please just come in or if you prefer, please email Davy Cornwall, Band Secretary, (secretary.pbsb@gmail.com) he will make you very welcome.  Instruments can be supplied along with one to one teaching as required – all free of any charge.  Please don’t be shy and give us a try.