Allan Ramsay leads the musical way at Drogheda Band's annual Summer Sounds week of new music making.
The Drogheda Band recently held their annual ‘Summer Sounds’ week, where their Senior and Youth bands worked with well known conductors Allan Ramsay, Owen Garbutt, Jamie Smith and Dr Richard Rock.
Both bands worked on brand new music culminating in well received concert at the end of a hard, but highly enjoyable seven days of work.
Allan Ramsay led the senior Drogheda Band on works such as ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’, whilst Owen, Jamie and Richard put the youth band through its paces.
At the concert, the youth band showcased five pieces (three of them arranged by Owen) showing just how much they continue to improve.
Highlights included ‘Georgia on my Mind’ featuring Jamie Smith on cornet and ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’.
The senior band also produced excellent performances of ‘You've Been Warne'd’ and ‘My Sister Kate’ before closing the evening with a fine performance of Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s ‘Fire in the Blood’.
'This has been one of the best weeks we have had in many years. Allan did fantastic work with the Senior Band and our Youth Band team have just been unbelievable'
~ Stephen Murray
Drogheda’s Stephen Murray told 4BR: "This has been one of the best weeks we have had in many years. Allan did fantastic work with the Senior Band and our Youth Band team have just been unbelievable.
The progress that both bands have made throughout the week is phenomenal and we are already making plans for next year."
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