Brass band says join even if you’re awful

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A NEW brass group has formed for brass players and percussionists, from beginners to professionals.

Edinburgh Brass Band introduced their non-auditioning brass band with their first practice at St John’s Church, on Lothian Road, this week.

Organisers welcome players of all standards and the group hopes to hold everything from informal meetings to full concerts.

Edinburgh Brass Band was formed in November 2011, following in the footsteps of the City of Edinburgh Band, which after its formation in 1925 was active for more than 55 years.

After officially disbanding, the City of Edinburgh Band donated all its instruments and documents to the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.