St Boswells Concert Band is now back in action following lock-down easing – and once again is based in St Boswells Village Hall. It’s been over two and a bit years without any kind of rehearsal or practice session, at a time that other bands in the Borders and all over Scotland have lost regular players simply because they found other pursuits when they were not allowed to meet. We are steadfast in the belief that our Band will rise again, and carry on the traditions of the families that made it such a success in the first place.

Next meetings: Monday 2nd May and Monday 9th May, with a 7.30 p.m. start, in the Village Hall. The organizers look forward to welcoming players old and new. On these two Mondays the meetings will not run for more than an hour, so the music-making will be finished by 8.30 p.m. Brass or Woodwind players of all abilities are welcome. Bring your instrument if you have one, but come along anyway and hear more about what we want to do and where we want to go. The Band has a small stock of brass instruments which they are happy to hire out, but are also on the look-out for more, including woodwind. So if you have a spare clarinet or saxophone taking up space in the attic or in a cupboard they would be delighted to have them.

Featured photo: members of the 1897 band. They’ve been going strong since the 1860s. But new blood and fresh energies are now needed. Do come along!