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Obituary - Tom O'Malley

posted 2 Sep 2020, 07:45 by editor stdavidsbrass

The band are deeply saddened hearing the news that former St. Davids High School Head Teacher Tom O'Malley has passed away.

Mr O'Malley was a huge supporter of the band when it was first created and indeed served as the band Secretary at an early stage. The band is indebted to his massive support at the beginning of our existence and also the wider community of the School pupils who attended St. Davids High School during his tenure.

The thoughts of all the band will be with his family at this time.

'Happily' Socially Distancing

posted 31 Jul 2020, 02:00 by editor stdavidsbrass   [ updated 31 Jul 2020, 02:02 ]

Check out the Band's recent socially distanced video, on our Facebook page:



Chrismas Cracker 2019

posted 4 Dec 2019, 07:03 by editor stdavidsbrass

Come and join us. Tickets on the door.
Should be another great night, judging by last year's.
Gorebridge Bowling Club,
16 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, EH23 4TR

A Christmas Cracker

posted 30 Nov 2018, 06:35 by editor stdavidsbrass   [ updated 30 Nov 2018, 06:43 ]

This is a lmited ticket event
and tickets are going fast.

Have you got yours yet?

Christmas Concert 2017

posted 28 Nov 2017, 12:09 by editor stdavidsbrass   [ updated 28 Nov 2017, 12:11 ]

Why not join us for our annual Christmas Jumper Concert on Friday 8th December in Gorebridge Parish Church. Everyone is welcome with free entry and a retiral collection in aid of the Midlothian Food Bank. 

It will be great to see everyone one there to help celebrate a successful year for the band and remember to wear your Xmas Jumper!

Youths Prep Section Success

posted 26 Nov 2016, 10:11 by editor stdavidsbrass   [ updated 27 Nov 2016, 07:25 ]

Today, 26th Nov, our young beginners, St. David's Budding Brass, took part in the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championship, Preparatory section. Their young conductor, just turned 17, was wielding the baton for a second year running.

Their first piece, Singin' in the Rain, was judged to have, 'dynamic contrasts well handled' and 'a good balance of parts'.

Handbags and Gladrags followed. After a ragged ensemble opening, both adjudicators enjoyed the 'strong delivery' of the 'confident solo cornet', with percussion adding to the overall performance.

In the closing number, Ghostbusters, the band settled into 'well handled syncopation' and 'solid dynamics'.

The young players and their conductor were delighted to be awarded a Silver certificate.

Christmas Concert 2016

posted 23 Nov 2016, 07:28 by editor stdavidsbrass

St. David's Brass and St. David's Youth Bands Christmas Concert will be on Friday 9th December at 7.30 pm.

The venue is Gorebridge Parish Church, 96 Hunterfield Road, EH23 4TT.
Entry is free, with a retiral collection being taken for the benefit of Midlothian Food Bank.

We are delighted to be able to help this important local charity once more.

Tribute to Robin Henderson

posted 26 Feb 2016, 12:31 by editor stdavidsbrass   [ updated 26 Feb 2016, 12:33 ]

On Tuesday evening the band recorded a tribute to Robin Henderson. Robin sadly passed away after a battle with cancer and we felt we would like to make a tribute to the gentleman and friend that we knew so well. We had the privilege of having Robin play with the band at a concert but more than this he was always incredibly supportive and complimentary towards the band at all times. The word legend is a word that is used far too often but in this instance is an underestimation of his influence on his band, the members in it and the banding community surrounding him. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time and we hope this tribute helps to show how loved and respected he was. 


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Christmas Concert

posted 28 Nov 2015, 07:14 by editor stdavidsbrass

St. David's Brass and St. David's Youth Bands Christmas Concert will be on Friday 4th December at 7.30 pm.

The venue is Gorebridge Parish Church, 96 Hunterfield Road, EH23 4TT.
Entry is free with a retiral collection being taken for the benefit of Midlothian Food Bank.

Feel free to wear something Christmassy. Maybe band members will too! Come along and find out.

Scottish Youth Championships

posted 28 Nov 2015, 06:50 by editor stdavidsbrass

St. David's two bands made an early start to Perth on Saturday 21st November for the Youth Brass Championships. Both bands acquitted themselves well. 

Budding Brass, with quite a few new young players and debuting their two young conductors, was awarded a bronze certificate.

St. David's Youth gained a silver certificate. Well done both bands.

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