The Tullis Russell Mills Band was formed in 1919 as a social outlet for Mill workers and very quickly became one of Scotland’s premier brass bands, both in the concert and contesting field. Over the years the band has never lost its original objectives, which were to provide musical tuition and to entertain the public both locally and nationally.
In 2011, a second band was formed – the Tullis Russell Intermediate Band – and during its very short existence has performed all over Scotland, has been Scottish 3rd Section Champions, and has represented Scotland at the National Brass Band Finals in Cheltenham on two occasions. The Tullis Russell Band Organisation also has an excellent youth band which was crowned Scottish Youth Champions in 2015.
Sadly, in April 2015, the Paper Mill closed and the band lost its sponsor of 96 years, but the Tullis Band was given permission to continue to use the very famous name and has continued to succeed by winning the Scottish 2nd Section Championships in 2014, then the Scottish 1st Section Championships in 2016 and in 2017 has now moved back to the premier level in Scottish banding once again.
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Sat 30th June | Each performance will last c.45mins and will include a mixture of classical and popular favourites
11am, Elie Beach – Near junction of South Street / Fountain Road
12.30pm, Kellie Castle Grounds
3.30pm, Anstruther Harbour – Beside Harbourmaster’s Office
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