We are privileged to have as our Musical Director, Kevin Lamb, a distinguished musician who has numerous recordings and broadcasts to his credit as a composer, arranger, producer and conductor of both Wind Bands and Brass Bands. His professional career as a musician in the British Army has included posts as Bandmaster of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; Director of Music of The REME Band; and Head of School and Chief Instructor of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. Kevin has presented masterclasses and lectured on Music Education, Conducting and Arranging at universities and colleges throughout the UK and abroad.
Rehearsals are held in Leith St Andrews Church on Thursday evenings during school terms from 7.30 PM to 9.30 PM. The Church sits at the corner of Easter Road and Lochend Road: the entrance to the rehearsal hall is on Lochend Road.
Membership is open to players of all ages. We do not hold auditions but you should be at least Grade 5 standard. If you wish to apply or have any questions about applying, please contact us here.
The annual membership subscription is £25 for each of 3 terms (£20 for under 16s, students, unwaged and over 60s).
We currently have vacancies for the following instruments: .
In addition to our full band performances, the band offers smaller ensemble groups.
Smaller groups can range from four to sixteen musicians, and can be booked for private functions or events including open/fete days, birthday parties, weddings etc.
Once a month, the ensemble performs ‘Golden Oldies’ at Leith Mills to an appreciative audience of older people from local nursing homes. See Leith Mills on Facebook
Main duties are overseeing smooth running of the band's representative/organising committee. Blows/breathes into an alto-saxophone most Thursday evenings and tries when possible to make our set-piece Leith Mills gigs. Eternally grateful for all the work our committee members that make the band tick!
Jean is the Treasurer of the Capital Concert Band in Edinburgh and supports many other charities with her financial knowledge. She is a Chartered Banker and has been an ardent amateur musician for many years playing clarinet and saxophone. She has a partnership in a music publishing company.
Penny joined Capital Concert Band in the autumn of 2014 whilst visiting Edinburgh on an extended sabbatical. Having fallen in love with Edinburgh and more importantly one of its inhabitants, she stayed. Music has always been an important part of her life, more so in recent years. She enjoys the music and the friendship offered by Capital Concert Band and is happy to help with the running of it.
Our librarian is Riona Bell. Her lifelong interest in music started with playing clarinet in school and county youth orchestras, followed by various other classical groups. She later branched out to tenor saxophone and joined the Capital Concert Band in 2012 where she enjoys the musical variety and camaraderie. Since retiring from full time work, she has been happy to take on the organisation of the band’s extensive library of music.
Paula started her musical journey playing clarinet whilst at school playing in several orchestras and concert bands. Having joined the Capital Concert Band whilst at college Paula now enjoys playing alto saxophone in the band.
Originally from the United States, Clay joined the band in 2016 as a way to get back into playing the French Horn after a 10 year sabbatical. When not behind a music stand, you can find him playing roller derby!
Having moved to Edinburgh in 2018, Dan is very pleased to have joined the band. Whilst in the
States, he played Oboe for various musical groups over the years, and enjoys playing again with such an engaged community organization. He has taken up the role of quartermaster and looks forward to an ongoing presence with the band’s membership as a volunteer and musician.