Brass Central Strathearn was the brain child of a group of ex and older players from many different brass bands around Scotland who came to live and work in the Strathearn area.
They come together under the then band manager Hilary Whitaker, who has played with some of the best Scottish Brass Bands. When Hilary saw the regeneration of the Victorian Bandstand in the MacRosty Park in Crieff, a few years ago, she set her mind to forming a new brass band for Strathearn. The Strathearn area has not had a brass band since around the 1980's.
With the help of The Governors and Headmaster long with the Head of Music at Ardvreck School, who offered the facilities of the schools music department, and Andrew Duncan, youth development officer with the Scottish Brass Band Association. the band was formed in February 2012.
We are based in Crieff in the Central Belt of Scotland, At the present time we have players from Auchterarder, Blackford, Bridge of Earn, Comrie, Crieff, Dunning and Muthill. We also have a Development Band with age ranges from 7 years to Adults.
Rehearsals take place in the music department of Ardvreck School Gywdyr Road,Crieff on a Thursday evening Development Band from 6pm till 7.45pm and the main band from 7pm till 8.30pm
Our Musical Director,Tom Smith Mmus.RCS who is a freelance musician and tutor at various schools in the Perthshire area He would be delighted to welcome you to any of our rehearsals.
The band would love the opportunity to play,either inside or outside. If you are responsible for organising an outdoor summer fete, or in-house carol singing in your hotel during the Christmas season, Brass Central Strathearn can provide what you need. You can contact us on our contact page or email our manager Jim Wishart, at email@example.com
The band is self funding with the help of a few grants having been made available to help purchase music and instruments. Donations would be gratefully received from anyone who wishes to see the band progress.
Please take time to enjoy our site and find out more about us and what we have planned for the future.
All levels of brass and percussion players are welcome to join us. We have players from school age to old age pensioners.
Map to our rehearsal room.