Jedforest Instrumental Band is based in the Scottish Borders town of Jedburgh
Instituted in1854, the JIB is one of the UKs oldest continuously running Bands.
We are now one of the most
progressive Brass Band organisations in the United Kingdom. Having won a Major National
award in 2005 in recognition of our presence and impact whilst raising awareness
of Brass Music nationaly. Hailed as a model of success the JIB continue to
explore new ground, fortify tradition and pioneer uncharted area's of
As many as sixty players are
involved in the band organisation, ranging in age from 7 to 65. We have two
brass bands - a senior band and a "junior" band, which perform regularly
throughout the year, at concerts, local festivals, church services, and band
Since the turn of the century the senior Band has enjoyed a great deal of success on the contest platform. in March 2012 the Band won the Scottish 3rd Section Championships and In 2002, 2004 and 2012, the
band represented Scotland at the National Finals in Torquay, Harrogate and Cheltenham and on the basis of our
contesting performances in 2004 and 2012, we were declared "Band of the
Year" by the Scottish Brass Band Association.
In November 2003 and 2005, our junior
band became Scottish Youth Champions in the under-16 section, as well as winning
other contests. With the inclusion of several adults, the junior band became a
4th Section contesting band in October 2003, being re-named Abbey Brass (Jedforest) and conducted by Cameron Mabon. They came 2nd (out of 4)
in the Fourth Section at the Borders Entertainment Contest in November, and 4th
overall for entertainment. The Band is now under the conductorship of Rob Hume
We have also recently set up a Future group currently with 10 members.
This has been designed to bridge the gap between the junior band and the
senior band and helps players with the transition of playing more
We also have a thriving Training Band (The Band Buddies) conducted by Stuart Black, and consisting oftwenty
learners, all quite young. It performs at concerts put on by the senior
All are held in our premises at The Mission Hall, 1 The Friars, Jedburgh, TD8 6BN
Please Use our Contact page on any queries regarding rehearsals.
All practices take place in the
custom-designed band hall, opened in March 2001 by HRH The Princess Royal.
Visitors are welcome to attend any of our practices. The band hall is also used
by other local arts organisations, and is an excellent venue for chamber