The JIB is saddened  to announce that our 1st Baritone player Stuart Graham has  sadly passed away after a short illness.
Stuart began his Brass band career with Edinburgh City in the 70s. After moving to the Borders he played with Galashiels Town Band and subsequently with Jedforest Instrumental, enjoying trips to the National Finals with both bands. Stuart was a committed stalwart in the rehearsal room and his passing leaves an irreplaceable gap in our band and in our lives.

RIP Stuart.

 The JiB has finally managed to return to full band rehearsals in doors albeit with social distancing in place.  After a break of 455 days the band finally re opened the band hall for rehearsals.

A lot of work was put in by our Covid protection team to carefully measure out the required 2m distance rule and thanks to the space in our wonderful hall we have room for 30 brass players and 3 percussionists.

The long road normality can now begin.


As 2021 begins, we are still in the grips of the global pandemic which means the JIB is still unable to meet and play in any way.

The band will look to restart as soon as it is deemed safe to do so but in the mean time we are limited to meeting up online or socially distant out doors.
We do hope to be back sometime in the late summer.
Watch this space.