The Lochgelly Band are a based in the town of Lochgelly which is in the county of Fife in Scotland. The band were formed at some time during the early to mid 19th century although the first recorded instance of a brass band in the town dates from 1854 so this is generally regarded as the date of formation. Since its formation the band have been active participants in both the contest arena and in public performance. The band are regularly seen at most of the local childrens gala day parades and regularly play concerts throughout the year including an annual Carol concert in the St Andrews Church in the town. On the contest stage the band were Scottish Champions in 1973 and gained a creditable 6th place at the National Championships of Great Britain in the Albert Hall, London later that year. More recently the band has had a difficult time in the 90's suffering successive relegations. However at the beginning of the new millenium the band has surged back to prominence with two successive Scottish Championship victories in 2002 and 2003 and a second place in 2005 bringing them back into the 1st section for competition in 2006. During their successful run the band also won the 4th section of the National Mineworkers Championships in 2002.
The band has a training group for beginners and all ages are welcome to come along. It is eventually hoped to constitue a junior band with the aim of providing future stars for the senior band. In this respect the Lochgelly band welcome applications from all age groups wishing to learn to play a brass instrument.
Senior Band - Tuesday and Friday nights at 7:30pm.
Rehearsal venue - The bandhall, Russell Street, Lochgelly
37 Russell Street, Lochgelly. KY5 9DD
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