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Standing L-R: Abi Napier , Jacqueline Stark, Thomas Kobine, Claire McGhee, Emily McGhee, Marcello Rufo, Ethan Doherty, Holly Bennett, Finlay McGhee, Shirley Bennett, Chris Yeaman, Iona McFarlane, Sarah Smart. Ann Ness, Ailish Gracie, Alistair Drew, Lucy Mineard, Gavin Lee, Philippa DeVilliers, Audrey Bird, Alix Bailey, Danny Webster. Raghnall Simmons. Seated Rob Johnstone, Jamie Winterton, Gary Purvey, Lee Auld


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.

For any contact with the band please contact the Shirley Bennett (Secretary) 07863 165539, Ann Ness (President) 07903 682397, Michael Robertson (marobertson58@btinternet.com) or contact us via email.