The band currently compete in the Third Section. 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 Senior Section of the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships in November 2019
The new musical director of the band since March 2020 is Audrey Bird. Audrey has been a band member for several years.
Audrey attended Broughton High School, The City Of Edinburgh Music School then went on to study trumpet at the RSAMD. She performed professionally in bands and orchestras across the region and has taught for various councils and at the High School of Dundee. Audrey has been in her present post as a brass instructor for Dundee City Council since 2003 . Audrey briefly conducted the City of Discovery Brass Band and works as an instructor and conductor for various Regional ensembles.
Band practices are currently suspended due to the current Covid 19 crisis but normal practices take place in the Newton of Panbride Church Hall in Carnoustie (8 Arbroath Rd, Carnoustie DD7 6BL) on Mondays from 7.30 to 9.30 and every second Thursday 7.30 to 9pm. The Youth Band practice is from 6.15 to 7.15 on a Monday during term time.
We have not been lazy though and have uploaded a video of Pencil Full of Lead which you will find in our Gallery page. We hope you enjoy it.
We are currently looking for players across all sections of the band.