Stuart has been a part of the band for the last 12 years,
progressing from third cornet until he eventually found his seat on Flugel in
2004. Stuart’s biggest achievements in his banding career has been winning the
Best Instrumentalist at the National Brass Band Championships in 2012, winning the Borders Slow Melody competition 6 times, Scotland’s Rotary Club Young Musician
of the Year in 2002 and getting to Study with Russell Gray and Professor David
King at Salford University. Favourite Pieces include Laudate Dominum and
Essence of Time.
Hamish began playing in 1969 but due to other commitments gave it up in 1978. He returned to banding in 2005 when he joined the JIB Horn Section and soon took over the Solo Horn seat. He rates his best banding moment as when plaing in the regional qualifiers in Bristol in 1974. He enjoys Mountain biking, model railways, whisky, haggis and classical music and rates his favourite peice as Resurgam.
Nicola started her banding
aged 9 at Hawick Saxhorn and after a break of 7 years arrived at the doors of
JIB. Former Band Secretary and Borders Association member, Nicola now runs Abbey
Brass and helped set up the Jedforest Buddies and Future Group. In her spare
time she enjoys Indian meals and bacardis. Her main banding ambition is to get
JIB back onto winning ways and back up to the 2nd Section and beyond.
Adrienne started her musical career at school playing woodwind but didn't start playing Brass untill 2004 when she joined Abbey Brass. She Quickly found her feet and soon progressed into the Senior Band. Adrienne is also the Bands hard working Secretary. She enjoys camping and hill walking and also the occasional bucket of wine!!