About us

The Broxburn & Livingston Brass Brand formed in October 2004 from the amalgamation of two West Lothian bands; Broxburn Public and Livingston Brass Band.

B&L Scottish Championships 2014

The Broxburn and Livingston Band aim to contribute to the local society of West Lothian and also the wider brass band community. We give a number of concerts throughout the year including community events in Broxburn and Livingston and concerts in the wider Lothian region, and further afield.

We are always on the lookout for new players for our Senior and Junior bands, so whether you are an experienced player or have only just started a brass or percussion instrument, please get in contact with us.

The Broxburn Public Band was one of Scotland's oldest bands and were present at the first Scottish Championship contest in 1895, then playing in the 2nd section. Promoted to the Championship section in 1898 the band's golden age was at the start of the 20th century. They were crowned Scottish Champions in 1901 and 1902 and rarely finished outside of the top four in the period until the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. A return to contesting was delayed until 1924 when the band were graded in the 2nd section once again. The band eventually regained Championship section status in 1962 and since then had rarely been outside either the Championship or 1st sections.

Livingston Band at the 1994 Scottish Championships

Livingston Brass were formed in 1976 and competed at their first Scottish Championship in 1979 where they finished 11th in the 4th section. The band achieved Championship section status in 1987 where they remained for the next six years. In their short life the Livingston band made a name for themselves as one of the surprise packages of the Scottish banding scene.

Broxburn and Livingston Band are currently conducted by Alistair Gibson.