MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Brass Band

 


 

We're a friendly 3rd Section band with strong connections to the area. While we play in a variety of local and national competition we also attend numerous local gala days, parades, and many other events around Edinburgh and the Lothians throughout the year. 

If you would like to know more about us or to make an enquiry about joining us or bookings then please contact us at the contact pages!

 

Our Musical Director - Kenny Letham


 

Kenny began playing trombone at the age of 12 in his local brass band in Lochgelly in Fife. He studied at the RSAMD for five years and while there became a regular freelance performer on trombone, bass trumpet and euphonium.

On completing his studies he took up a posts with Royal Carribean Cruise Lines as a trombonist and musical director and subsequently held a similar position with P&O Cruise lines. In 2006, Kenny returned to Scotland and again became a freelance performer, teacher, arranger and conductor. He co-founded the Aurical ensemble chamber orchestra in 2006 and continues to manage and perform with this group.

He runs a swing band called Berkley Square and in addition to his classical freelancing does a large amount of commercial performance work and is a frequent session musician. In addition to Mactaggart Scott Loanhead Band, he conducts a number of different wind, brass and orchestral ensembles including until very recently Brass Central Strathern and Lochgelly Brass Band and is Brass section coach for WOSIS Wind Ensemble, the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland.