Student of the Year concert a resounding success

The Drogheda Brass Band’s Student of the Year concert took place in the Droichead Arts Centre last Wednesday. The annual concert highlights the achievements of the students in the band's ever-growing School of Music. 48 students from 7 classes took to the stage to perform their pieces. Each student was presented with their Grade Certificate and each teacher nominated students from their class to be considered for Student of the Year. From this list of nominations, Aishling Reilly was chosen as Student of the Year and was presented with the Jim Kierans Perpetual Trophy.


New uniforms for the Drogheda Brass Band

The band has recently invested in a new set of uniforms. These uniforms incorporate our new crest, which was designed by the band's Principle Trombone player Brian Murphy. In addition to new blue waistcoats the band has also purchased marching jackets. The jackets were first worn by the band at this year's St Patricks Day Parade in Drogheda, while the waist coats were debuted at the National Championships in April.


Drogheda claim 2nd place at National Championships

The Drogheda Brass Band came second in this year's National Championships which took place in University Limerick on the 6th of April. Despite producing two strong performances, we were beaten into second place by Downshire Brass Band who played superbly to win the competition.

The defeat ends our amazing run of six consecutive National Championship victories. While this is disappointing we can look to the future with optimism thanks to the performances of our younger members, many of whom made their competitive debut with the band at this contest. 



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