Pentland Brass Band was formed in February 2003, and in the same month they played their music to the public for the first time in..

St Peters Church Thurso to raise funds
for Highland Hospice.

Above is a photo from that era of Ricky MacKay and Colin Turnbull who are members of the band, and are seen here receiving a cheque for £100 from..
Colin Gregory UKAEA.
This was to help towards the cost of buying instruments for the band.



Pentland Brass Band

Conductor Ricky MacKay

All rehearsals presently held at:
The Boys Brigade Hall, Couper Square, Thurso.


Pentland Brass Band is a community music group which meets on Friday evenings..
(6.30 – 9pm) to rehearse for public performances.


The times are ...beginners 6.30pm.
They then join the full band practice at 7pm..
For approx half an hour to 7.30pm.
The main practice usually finishes at 8.30-9pm.

Depending on how good we sound..


Some instruments are available to borrow: anyone with some experience of playing a brass instrument is welcome to come along and join the band.

Beginners sessions are planned for the near future.


 Pentland Brass Band can be booked for public engagements, also community and charity events across Caithness.


Membership Fees: £15 per year.

There is a discount available for qualifying members. 

No performance fee – a donation would be welcome.


 Please feel free to contact us should you have any enquiries about the band.

Would you like to join the band or would you like to book it for your event or function.


The band enjoys playing a variety of music and has a wide repertoire. Concert programs often include many different musical styles:- TV/Film Themes, Jazz, Classical, Rock and pieces specifically written for brass band. 

As such the band is able to offer a wide variety of performances and is regularly booked to play at many different venues in Thurso and beyond throughout the year. 

As well as many Schools and Churches throughout the area.

While Public performances make up the majority of our bookings, the band is also available for private functions.. weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. Private functions can be accommodated with a smaller band or 5 piece group depending on requirements.

If you would like to find out more about booking the band to play at a venue, please contact the Concert Secretary at the email address below.

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