The Tullis Russell Intermediate Band (The TRIM Band) was formed in February 2010 as part of the major reconstruction of the Tullis Russell Band organisation. The band was there to teach adults to learn to read music and play a brass instrument as well as talking on players who had perhaps been taught at school but had given it up when they left. The band was also to be used as a stepping stone for members of the new youth band so they could play in an adult band and learn before hopefully moving on to the senior band.
Since Feb 2010 the band have come on leaps and bounds and in 2012 decided that it would like to take part in the Scottish Brass Band Championships which were being held locally in the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes. The band registered with the Scottish Brass Band Association and took part in its first contest in March 2012. Conducted on the day by Steven Craig the band were awarded 3rd place which was an amazing result for the band. The band finished the year on another high by winning the 4th section at the Borders Entertainment Contest in Selkirk and by doing so beat many bands from higher sections.
Although the band is now taking part in contests the main objectives of the band still remain, to give adults an opportunity to perform music to the highest level possible, to allow members of the youth band an opportunity to perform with an adult band and most importantly for all involved to have fun while making music.
2013 is set to be another very exciting year with the band already booked to take part in local gala days, concerts as well as local and national contests. So if you have played a brass (or percussion) instrument in the past and you now have a bit of free time, or if you are someone who has always wanted to learn to play an instrument why not contact us through the link below. The Tullis Russell Intermediate Band will not turn anyone away and will happily work with all level of players or beginners so that you too can enjoy making music in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.