A Jedburgh band is blowing its own trumpet again

Take note – the sound of music has returned to Jedburgh.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 10:29 am
Jedforest Instrumental Band 'in person'. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Jedforest Instrumental Band 'in person'. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

Jedforest International Band members hadn’t played together since March of last year, when they’d performed at the Scottish championships in Perth

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But the band, which first formed 160-plus years ago, reconvened recently for its first physical rehearsal of 2021 at the the town’s old Mission Hall.

Band president David Lightbody said: “We’ve done zoom and a few virtual videos. It was good to catch up with people and speak face to face rather than over a computer screen.”

The plan is now to rehearse twice a week, Thursday and Sunday, and work towards a few events before the end of the year.