About Bristo Community Concert Band
We are — a non-auditioning inclusive concert band in Edinburgh, who want as many people as possible to enjoy playing
music as much as we do. We welcome musicians of all ages and standards and regularly have new people joining us at rehearsals. Our enthusiastic players ensure that rehearsals are relaxed and fun as well as a great opportunity to improve. Thanks to grants, we can lend quality instruments to anyone who would like to get back to playing music
Concerts— We play a wide range of music from concert band classics to some more unusual choices! We put on at least two popular concerts a year at Bristo Baptist Church but we also support many Edinburgh community organisations and charities by playing and raising funds throughout the year.
Hire us — There's nothing quite like the sound of live music. Whether you'd like a quartet or a full blown band to listen or dance to, get in touch.
Bristo Baptist Church
1 Queensferry Road
Go to the door on Dean Path, use the doorbell hanging on the internal door and we'll come and open the door for you.
'I hadn't played since school but everyone was really welcoming. I don't think I played a note for the first two weeks but my playing and my confidence has really improved— I'm so glad I started playing again.'
'I play piano and recently decided to pick up the trumpet. I wanted play in a band but didn't think I was good enough. Now I've been welcomed into the band, everyone is so friendly but I'm getting tuition too.'
'I've played in lots of bands and this one is great. There's a great range of different music, always with something to get your teeth into - gives you a bit of a challenge. It's always a laugh too.'