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Christmas Concert Concert



On Sunday 3rd December, 3pm, Inverurie Concert Band and Inverurie Concert Band Youth Section will host their annual Christmas Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at ISA in Aberdeen.
We have a festive and light-hearted programme for all the family to enjoy and there will be a raffle with fantastic prizes!
Tickets: £5, available from Ticketsource

Autumn/Winter Term 2023


We look forward to the return of Concert Band rehearsals on Wednesday 23rd August. (Youth Band 6pm and Main band 7:30pm).
This year's AGM will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 30th August 2023 at the Thainstone Exchange (at the start of the main bands rehearsal). 
The next committee meeting will take place on Monday 21st August - if you have anything you wish us to discuss please do let us know!

Summer Concert


On Sunday 4th June, 7pm, Inverurie Concert Band hosted their Summer Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, International School Aberdeen.
The evening included our Youth Section in their second concert and they really put on a fantastic performance - it is great to see the band coming together and socialising while improving their play.
A lovely evening was had by all and it is amazing to have such great support from our local community. 
Thank you again to all that joined and congratulations to all who won a raffle prize!


Summer Concert



On Sunday 4th June, 7pm, Inverurie Concert Band and Inverurie Conect Band Youth Section will host their Summer Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at ISA in Aberdeen.
We have a light-hearted programme for all the family to enjoy and there will be a raffle with fantastic prizes!
Tickets: £5, available from Ticketsource or on the door on the day!

Christmas Concert


On Sunday 11th December, 3pm, Inverurie Concert Band hosted their Christmas Concert at the Thainstone Exchange in Inverurie.
The evening included a debut performance by Inverurie Concert Band Youth Section and a guest appearance by Alford Academy Pipe Band
A great afternoon was had by all with some classic pieces, some movie tunes and of course a bit of festive music too!
Thank you to all that joined and congratulations to all who won a raffle prize!


Christmas Concert



On Sunday 11th December, 3pm, Inverurie Concert Band will host their Christmas Concert at the Thainstone Exchange in Inverurie.
We have a light-hearted programme for all the family to enjoy and there will be a raffle with fantastic prizes!
Tickets: £5, available from Ticketsource or on the door on the day!

Summer Concert


On Sunday 5 June, 7pm, Inverurie Concert Band hosted their Summer Concert at the Thainstone Exchange in Inverurie.
The evening included light hearted pieces and was thoroughly enjoyed by all - especially the lucky winners of prizes in our raffle!


Summer Concert



On Sunday 5 June, 7pm, Inverurie Concert Band will host their Summer Concert at the Thainstone Exchange in Inverurie.
We have a light-hearted programme for all the family to enjoy and there will be a raffle with fantastic prizes!
Tickets: £5, available from Ticketsource or on the door on the day!

Inverurie Concert Band EGM


On Wednesday 16th February Inverurie Concert Band will hold an EGM at 7.30pm in the Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie.


Everyone welcome.


Inverurie Concert Band Christmas Concert 2021


On Saturday 4th December it was a delight to invite an audience back to Thainstone Exchange for our Christmas Concert.


A wonderful afternoon was had by all and some lucky winners took home some fantastic raffle prizes!


Inverurie Concert Band AGM


On Wednesday 1st September Inverurie Concert Band will hold their AGM at 7.30pm in the Kintore Arms Hotel, Inverurie. Everyone welcome.


Come and Join Us!


Have you been fed up with the restrictions since March 2020?  Do you play a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument from about a Grade 3 level?


It really does not matter how rusty your playing is, please just come and have a go.  The conductors motto with the band is, "Play what you can".  It really doesn't matter if you cannot play it all or not.


We are resuming rehearsals again from Wednesday 18 August.  Please see our 'New Members' section on the website for more information.


We hope you enjoy our recruitment video for the band.  It would be great to see some new faces come along in August.


Your Online Shopping Can Help Us!


Inverurie Concert Band is a registered charity (SCIO - SC 049370). Please help support the band when you are shopping online through Amazon Smile.

Click here for the link.  This is still Amazon, but you can select the band as your charity and Amazon gives the band a donation. The donation does not cost you anything extra on your shopping. 


Any charitable donation helps keep the band running and allows us to buy new and exciting pieces to play. 


Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

20 April 2021


The band has completed its final virtual band project of this year with a performance on You Can't Stop The Beat for the hit musical Hairspray.  


The band has worked tirelessly since the start of the pandemic to keep making muisc, proving that the Coronavirus Can't Stop The Beat!


We hope you enjoy the video.


We are hoping that we will be able to start proper rehearsals again in August for our Christmas Concert.  Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates.



At the recent Scottish Concert Band (Virtual) Festival the band achieved a Silver Award with their submission of 3 pieces:


Take On Me

Pastime With Good Company

Uptown Funk!


A lot of hard work went into these videos from band members and this has been a success for the community band.


All the videos, and more, are on our YouTube channel, here.







The band has entered into the Scottish Concert Band Festival (Virtual Festival).  This is the first time that the band has entered this festival, and have entered into the Community Band class.  We have entered 3 of our virtual band pieces for adjudication.  


Take On Me

Pastime With Good Company

Uptown Funk!


The festival is running through the Scottish Concert Band Festival's YouTube channel from 2pm on Sunday 4th April 2021.




March 2021


The band is continuing to run as a virtual band, engaging with members regularly.  Members are recording as many parts as they like for the video.  Playing as a virtual band has a number of different challenges and the players have risen to these challenges to help make these projects work.


This month has seen us publish 2 Virtual Band projects.  The first piece is Uptown Funk! arranged by Jay Bocook and the second piece is Crossroads, by Michael Oare.


Please keep an eye out on our website for the final virtual band project of this academic year.  We will also keep you posted on any updates as to when band can resume face-to-face through our website and Facebook page.  Any new members are more than welcome!


December 2020


The band undertook 2 virtual band projects this month, producing Pastime With Good Company and festive favourite Last Christmas.


Thanks to eeryone who took part and especially to Hamish Wood, our conductor, who organised the music and put together the track and video.


We hope you and your families all have a good and restful Christmas and New Year.


September 14th 2020


The Lockdown Band (aka the Virtual Band!) have been busy recording a new tune -  Tequila -  accompanied by a lighthearted video using clips compiled from YouTube from in and around Inverurie. 

Hope you like the tune!




August 24th  2020


The AGM will be held online this year on Wednesday 26th Aug at 7.30pm. The online platform Zoom is being used and anyone who has not already been notified of the meeting and who wishes to attend should contact



July 27th 2020


The ICB Virtual Band playing A Song for Health


“Due to the recent ban on large events in order to curb a further outbreak of the coronavirus, many of us musicians, are left sitting at home bursting with creativity. We used the power of music to support the efforts of our incredible healthcare and public service workers who are at the frontlines of the corona pandemic. There are a number of healthcare and public sector workers within Inverurie Concert Band. It simultaneously raises awareness of the importance of music for society.“





July 7th 2020


The band has recorded the concert band arrangement of the Aha song Take on Me.




June 4th 2020


The ICB Lockdown band have recorded their version of New York New York




Christmas Concert Rerview Sunday 8th December 2019

 Inverurie Concert Band, Annual Christmas Concert, the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Sunday 8th December 2pm


This was the inaugural performance by the Inverurie Concert Band in their new venue and was the fifth Christmas Concert since their formation. A total of 38 musicians led by Musical Director Hamish Wood entertained the audience to a selection of tunes with a big sprinkling of festive cheer.


The programme got under way with the lively Palladio by Karl Jenkins. The exciting two bar motifs got the baroque sounding piece under way which built throughout to an exhilarating finish. This was followed by Disney Fantasy by Naohiro Iwai that strung together a medley of familiar Disney themes starting with the opening melody of ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ and included themes from ‘Snow White’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Heigh Ho’ and ‘Whistle While you Work’ among others that had the audience smiling in recognition of the songs.


A Home Alone Christmas by Paul Lavender incorporated themes from both Home Alone movies with a light uplifting feel just right for getting the audience in the holiday mood before Christmas.

Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure (arr Musgrave) gave the band an opportunity to display its timbre and overall tone with a beautiful calm melody underpinned by ceaseless triplets.


Back to a Christmas theme next with Fanfare and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, showing off the seven-piece trumpet section in Renaissance tradition with glorious fanfares followed by a rocked up version of the familiar carol.


The younger members of the audience were invited to come to the front to sign along with Baby Shark – the toddler tune that has taken over the world – although Hamish Wood, the conductor, seemed to know more about it than many of the kids!


Celtic Carol by Robert Smith is an Irish treatment of the song What Child is This which opens with an evocative piccolo melody over a sustained note on the tuba - setting a mysterious atmosphere at the start but then quickly gathers momentum and ends with a frenzied tutti!


The final selection provided the earworm of the concert with an arrangement of the Village People’s Go West by Toru Kanayama. This pop classic was pop at its best - with an infectious groove interlaced with brass and woodwind stabs and crescendo’s and topped off with a fantastic alto solo - all of which left the audience wanting more - but alas, that was it!


All in all, a feelgood experience for all involved – it’s a pity there is still two and a half weeks until Christmas!


Come along to Rare Fayre at Glen Garioch Distillery on Saturday 7th December for a great day out. The band is playing in the afternoon.


Come along to our annual Christmas Concert.

Great mix of tunes and Christmas carols. Free raffle!

Sunday 8th December at 2pm at the Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie

Tickets £6/£3 available from band members, at the door and from Eventbrite online -





Here are a couple of tunes from our recent summer concert!



18th June 2019

We are now a registered charity. Our SCIO number is SC049370.



12th June 2019

Summer Concert almost here! Come along and support our 40+ musicians play a selection of great tunes at the Acorn Centre, Inverurie on Saturday 15th June starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets, including a free raffle, cost £5/£3, are available at the door, from the Acorn Centre and from the Little  Music Shop in Inverurie.




Dec31st 2018

Some of the band playing at the Light up Garioch event at Oyne recently. 

Braving sub zero temperatures, the band had a lot of fun playing there despite appearances!


Dec 22nd and 23rd 2018

 Band members entertained shoppers at Morissons in Inverurie with our assorted carol collection and at the same time raised some funds for the band.

Dec 20th 2018

Six members of the band  went  along to bennachie View Care Home and entertained the residents with a selection of carols which went down very well. Hopefully we'll be back next year.



Dec 15th 2018

Thanks to everyone who supported us on Satuday 15the December at the Acorn Centre. It was definitely our biggest and best so far!



Nov 20th 2018

Christmas Concert at the Acorn Centre, Inverurie 

Saturday 15th December 2pm

Tickets £5/£3 from band members, the Acorn Centre, The Little Music Shop and at the door.

Free entry to prize draw, kids participation, biggest band so far.





August 22nd 2018

Rehearsals resume at St Andrews Church Hall.

AGM on Wednesday 29th August followed by rehearsal.



July 2018 - Recordings from part of the 2018 summer concert. For the other tunes, search for Inverurie Concert Band on Youtube.




Summer concert on Saturday 16th June - Windows of the World.

Inverurie Academy 730pm.

Free raffle!

adults £5, children £3


28th February2018

Due to adverse weather conditions, the rehearsal has been cancelled tonight.


16th December 2017

The Christmas concert was a great success with lots of positive comments about the event.


Listen to "A Celtic Christmas" and "Meditation" from the concert!



We are now looking forward to our summer concert in June.

If you are interested in joining the band, please go to the New Members  or to Contact Us sections above.



10th December 2017

The band opened the final fundraising concert for the St Andrews Church in Inverurie with a short selection from their forthcoming Christas concert.

A large appreciative audience enjoyed a narrated version of Peter and the Wolf along with the beautiful Cinema Paradiso, finishing with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!



3rd December 2017

A selection of band members played at the Christmas LIghts switch on event in Oyne. Despite freezing contitions  the band kept spirits high with a selection of Christmas carols that was much appreciated by the crowd!



16th December 2017


Christmas concert! Come along to the Acorn Centre on Satuday the 16th December.


Starts at 2pm, Tickets

£5 adults, £3.50 children.


Fantastic programme with a sprinkling of Christmas carols.

Free entry to Christmas hamper prize draw with every ticket.


Tickets from band members, the Acorn Centre and Roselane Music in Inverurie.

15th August 2017

Rehearsals resume on Wednesday 23rd August at 7.30pm. New members are welcome - please go to New Members section for further information.


15th August 2017

Fundraising success! The band came first in the Tesco Bags of Help fundraising scheme that ran from April until June at Tesco's Inverurie branch - raising £1,650.

A huge thanks to all who contributed. 

The band is still to decide the best way to use the money.



10th June 2017

We held our summer concert, "Music from around the British Isles"  at the Acorn Centre in Inverurie on Saturday 10th of June. The programme included "Four Scottish Dances" by Malcolm Arnold,  "The Irish Washerwoman" by Leroy Anderson , "An English Sea Song Suite" by Philip Sparke and "Within the Castle Walls" (songs of a Welsh revolution) by Brian Balmages  - amongst others!

A big thank you to all who supported the band by coming along.

The band has continued to grow year on year both in number and musically and come August we will be tackling a brand new programme.






Hamish Wood, our conductor, keeping the band in line.




Some of our brass players  - there are male brass players as well, just not in this shot.



6th June 2017

Just a reminder that we are still hoping to raise more money for the band from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative which closes at the end of June.

Every time you shop at the Inverurie Tesco you can request a plastic token and pop it in the container to vote for us.




6th June 2017

The band has been fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Acorn Centre Small Grants Scheme.

Vhairi (red jacket) went along to collect the cheque on behalf of the band.




20th May 2017

The concert band played at a very soggy Newburgh Gala. 

Despite the conditions, the band played on.

"It was great fun " said Isabelle on tenor sax ..."As long as you don't mind the British weather!"




The summer concert is only a few weeks away - come along and support the band!

28th April 2017
Help us raise funds for the band! The band is always looking to raise money to buy new music and cover other costs throughout the year.
We are lucky enough to be one of three organisations to be accepted for Inverurie Tesco's Bags of Help initiative for May and June.
Every time you shop you are entitled to a plastic token which is used to vote for the the organisation of your choice.
Shop at Tesco and shop often on behalf of your community concert band!
Thank you

23rd Feb 2017

Check out some new pictures in the Photo Gallery of the band rehearsing.

20th Jan 2017

The band is back rehearsing again, this time for the summer concert which is on Saturday 10th June 2017 at the Acorn Centre in Inverurie.. The number of musicians is still rising and we are still on the lookout for new members! For details on how to join, please go to the Contact Us section of the website.



 17th Dec 2016

A great afternoon at the Acorn Centre in Inverurie on Saturday 17th 2016 when the band played their Christmas concert to a large enthusiastic audience.

Looking to recruit brass and percussion players now in order to develop the band to bigger and better heights! 

Contact us for further information.

Visit our facebook page for the latest photos and audio.

Jun 6th 2016

Monday 6th June 2016, Kirsty and Isabelle had the great pleasure of collecting a grant from the Acorn centre on behalf of the Inverurie Wind Band. The funds are gratefully received and will be used to purchase more scores to build up the Wind Band's music library. Much appreciated

It is with huge sadness that we learned that one of our baritone saxophone players Mandy Smith passed away. Here she is pictured with Sonia and Foss from her band Tattie Sax playing at what was to be Mandy's last performance.

Mandy was an accomplished musician and her enthusiasm, encourgement to other members of the band and her wry sharp humour will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers go with her family at this time.


Pauline and Benjamin in the front row, Foss and Bruce hiding behind the speaker! Members of the Inveruriew Wind Band supporting a venture by the Inverurie Jazz Club abd Creative Scotland to perform the maiden performance of the Doric Suite by Richard Michael last Sunday at the Thainstone House Hotel. 


Inverurie Wind Band members collaborate on new music commission and recordings.


Richard Michael, internationally celebrated musician, has been commissioned by the Inverurie Jazz Festival to compose a piece of music then rehearse, perform and record it. He is inviting musicians from Inverurie Wind Band, Inverurie Academy and the Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra to be a part of this exciting project.


Richard Michael has received the BEM for services to music education. He is an Honorary Professor of Jazz Piano at St Andrews University and regular presenter on BBC Radio Scotland’s Jazzhouse 92-95 FM. He is also one of four musicians who deliver the Aberdeenshire Jazz Programme to Primary Schools in Aberdeenshire as well as being a performer and prolific composer.


The Doric Suite is a new suite of music by Richard Michael, commissioned by the Inverurie Jazz Festival with a first performance set for Sunday 25th October 2015 at 3.30 pm in the Thainstone House Hotel.



Paulina, Bruce, Ben and Foss are representing the Wind Band.


Please come along and support us! 

Here is a message from Suzanne. please read and spread the word:

As you know, my dad died 14 weeks ago due to dementia. So, I have decided to commit to a 100K challenge to raise money for Alzheimer's research UK in his memory. I am not very fit so it will certainly be a big challenge for me!!! I'd really appreciate it if you could share my link with everyone in the band via email and also on the Facebook page and anyone else you see fit as every pound counts.

Many thanks,



Inverurie Wind Band Receives grant of £500 from Garioch Charities Shop

Our chairperson Suzanne Low and Librarian Mary Burch attended a presentation on 6th October where the Garioch Charities Shop presented the band with a cheque for £500 to support the purchase of scores for the 2015 seasoin.

It's important that the band builds a library of our own scores over time. These scores can be quite expensive, costing anything from £50 through to £250 and beyond! 

We are very grateful for this donation and ask you to support Garioch Charities Shop and all the good work that they do.

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