We're currently looking for new members!
Are you ...
If so, and you would like to be involved, please drop a note with your details to Central Band, and we'll be in touch.
|We're also interested in hearing from Companies with a Band or a small number of players that would like to be involved - please drop us an email if you'd like more information or to discuss what we do.|
Founded 17-Aug-2003 at Revinghed Barracks in Sweden, the Central Band has grown out of the BB Brass Bands represented at the Ystad International Military Tattoo in August 2003. A loose affiliation of Company Bands and individual players, the band aims to promote Bandwork in Scotland by providing opportunities for Bands and players to develop and refine their skills in a non-competitive* environment.
* Participation in future contests has not been ruled out, but will not take place where this may cause conflicts of interest with competing Company Bands in membership of the Central Band.
In recent years, we have taken part, along with massed Pipes & Drums and massed Fifes & Drums in Beating Retreat at Edinburgh Castle (hosted by Edinburgh, Leith & District Battalion, this is an excellent event which takes place annually on the Castle Esplanade), and in the Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade (a huge procession through the centre of Edinburgh). We plan to have 2 or 3 rehearsals per year, and are already planning our routine for this year's Beating Retreat!