The launch of the Loanhead Brass Roots commenced shortly after Alan Fernie became Musical Director in October 2001. Starting with nine players recruited from local primary schools, within two months Loanhead Brass Roots played at the Friends of the Bands concert on Loanhead Miners Club.

Since then the bands have also played for services in churches and in hospitals among many other locations.

For those that don’t have instruments there are several available to loan. And the coaching and confidence being part of such a band can bring is unrivaled for many at this age.