The band currently compete in the First Section, after becoming Scottish Second Section champions in March 2017. The band also won the Second Section Band of the Year for 2017. Arbroath Instrumental Band is a member of the the Northern Counties Brass Band Association and the associated youth band recently won a Gold award in the Development Section of the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships in November 2017.
The long standing musical director of the band is Michael Robertson, who is a peripatetic brass instructor in Carnoustie and is the only Scottish winner of the coveted Mortimer Medal for services to youth banding, presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Bob McDonald, a retired brass instructor in the Perth area, conducts the Arbroath Instrumental Youth Band.
The band practices in the Newton of Panbride Church Hall in Carnoustie (8 Arbroath Rd, Carnoustie DD7 6BL) on Mondays from 7.30 to 9.30 and Thursday 7.30 to 9pm. The Youth Band practice is from 6.15 to 7.15 on a Monday during term time.