Since 1904, the MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Brass Band has been at the heart of the Loanhead community.

Whether you’re a brass beginner or an experienced player, you’ll always find a warm welcome. Scroll down to find out more about our bands.

Our Bands

MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Brass Band

We’re a friendly 4th 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.

Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays, 19:30 – 21:30 (more…)

Loanhead Brass Youth

Brass banding provides many wonderful opportunities for young people. Throughout the years several of our young players are involved with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS) which runs summer residential courses for young brass and percussion players from all over Scotland and beyond.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 18:15 – 20:00 (more…)

Loanhead Brass Roots

Since 2001, the Loanhead Brass Roots has been going from strength to strength.

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.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 18:15 – 20:45 (more…)

Support Us

Friends of the Band

If you don’t play a brass instrument then don’t worry! We still very much welcome your support as a Friend of the Band.

Friends receive many great benefits, and supports brass banding in our local community.



As a small charity we rely on donations from the community. This can take many forms, from a monetary donation, through to donation of instruments or equipment as well as time spent helping man our stalls at events.

If you feel you can help us then please get in contact, we would love to hear from you. (more…)

Band Subs

We ask that all members of the band over the age of 18 in employment pay ‘Subs’ of £10 per month.

This covers many things from instrument servicing, buying sets of music, player registration, attendance at competitions as well as the general running of the band.



Upcoming Events

  • June 5, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Band concert 

  • June 14, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Carnival parade 


We have a rich history, dating back to the early 1900’s. More recent times has seen the introduction, and success of our youth bands. Find out more about us here.

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