Band thrilled with fifth place finish in online contest

Drogheda Brass Band members were delighted to find out on Monday afternoon that the band had finished fifth of 12 competing bands in the Kapitol Cory Online Championships 2021 1st Section.

The contest has been ongoing for three weekends throughout the month of March and reached a thrilling conclusion on Sunday night (28th) with the final bands from the championship section ahead of the much-anticipated results announcement.

From the archives: Yellow Submarine at Oldbridge

We've been delving into the archives on our YouTube channel (don't forget to like and subscribe!) this week and here's the first of those offerings.

Alan Catherall’s fun arrangement of Yellow Submarine was originally a concept piece arranged for the Liverpool Philharmonic.

The melody sits on top of a Souza-type march and features lots of bells and whistles – lots of fun for both players and audience.

Here's our version from one of our stints at Oldbridge House in August 2017.

 

Drogheda Brass Band set for Cory online contest 2021

After a successful debut in its inaugural virtual brass band contest, Drogheda Brass Band is set to take part in the Kapitol Cory Online 2021 Brass Band Championships.

Taking place over a number of weekends due to the worldwide interest, Drogheda Brass Band’s entry is to be broadcast live on the Cory Band’s YouTube channel on Saturday 20th March. 

The championships will include bands from around the world, each required to produce a creative video of their performance, demonstrating their musical and entertainment talents while promoting their local areas.  

Drogheda Brass Band virtual Christmas Concert 2020

Drogheda Brass Band has decided the show must go on! Its annual Christmas concert will be a virtual event streamed on the band’s Facebook page (search @droghedabrass) from 6pm on Sunday 20th December.

The band, like all other community and voluntary organisations, went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the cancellation of its entire summer programme of performances that would usually include recitals at Oldbridge, Farmleigh House, the Drogheda Arts Festival and more.

School of music recruitment

National brass band champions of Ireland for eight of the last 10 years, Drogheda Brass Band is delighted to announce it is recruiting for a class of beginners. We want YOU to join our brilliant school of music and take part in fun competitions, perform grade exams through the renowned Trinity Guildhall in London and join our highly successful Drogheda Youth Brass.

DBB Recruiting

The Drogheda Brass Band is recruiting both brass and percussion players.

The brass class will run from 4-5 on Saturday afternoons. In this class students will be taught and play in a group.

The percussion class will run from 6pm on Wednesday evenings and will be taught on a 1:1 basis.

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