First impressions – Step Up

Tuesday’s rehearsal was fantastic with Gaynor there to give us the first really full impression of the shape and style of the work in progress. Really good to have a whole rehearsal to devote to this. Gaynor provided a worksheet with the main themes so even if we don’t actually play them […]

The View From the Back

Last rehearsal we were finally given the chance to see an early draft of the exciting, original composition Gaynor has been working on especially for ECB. The band seemed to be holding it’s breath as the music was handed out. I wasn’t able to make it to the workshop in […]

The scores in their new home

Music Maestro Please! 1

After last week’s visit from our composer Gaynor our thoughts turned to Christmas. Now, there are a couple of unwritten musical rules in ECB; one of which is ‘No Christmas music to be rehearsed until November’. So with the calendar flipping over a couple of weeks back I was dispatched, […]

Christmas Concert

Happy New Year all!   Hope all those who attended our Christmas Concert enjoyed themselves- it was a fantastic evening and great to see such a good turn out in the audience. For those who couldn’t come, or just want a little reminder of what we played that night, here’s […]

Brewin Dolphin Christmas

On Wednesday 2nd December, our brass players entertained the clientele at the Brewin Dolphin Christmas Cocktail Party at the National Museum of Scotland. A few of our brass players have attended this event for the past view years. Katie, one of our trumpeters, gave this insight (though I’m not sure what […]

Welcome to the new ECB website!

Welcome! This is the first official post on the Edinburgh Concert band Blog. We want this space to the used (and be useful for!) Band members and our listeners alike! Whether that be with updates/news feed, insights from our band members or reviews of our Concerts. If you have any […]