Seán sets hearts aglow with superb solo set

Seán Tester delighted Drogheda Brass Band audience with concert repertoire

Drogheda's fabulous tenor Seán Tester gave an astounding performance of some of his repertoire as the popular local singer joined forces with Drogheda Brass Band for a highly successful concert in the Augustinian Church on Sunday 25th February.

Under musical director Stephen Murray, the band put on a masterful display as well, featuring Neal O'Kennedy on cornet and Brian Murphy on trombone as soloists during their sets.

Kicking off with a traditional brass band march - Castle Coch - the band set the tone for what would be a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music and song.

Looking for new players - how to apply

Due to a mixture of COVID-enforced issues, some players departing for foreign shores and recent departures from the band due to work commitments, we have a number of vacancies in the band.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the current national brass band champions of Ireland.

We currently have vacancies for the following positions: 

  • Solo cornet 
  • Eb Bass 
  • Percussion 

The band currently rehearses twice a week - on Thursday nights at 8pm-10pm and on Sunday mornings at 11am-1pm.

Drogheda Brass Band retains National champions title

Drogheda Brass Band returned to the National Band Championships of Ireland at the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on Saturday last following a three-year COVID-19-enduced absence and came away with first place in Section 1 Brass, making what is surely one of the longest records for retaining a title – after they won the same section as champions in 2019, when the contest was last held!

New beginners' class starts this month

The multi-award-winning Drogheda Brass Band is recruiting for a new class of beginner students. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to read and play music in a fun group setting.

The band has a fantastic facility at East Coast Business Park that is the envy of bands around the country.

Under conductor John Carpenter, the band finishes its summer/autumn series of concerts when it entertains the crowds at the Oldbridge Harvest Fair on Sunday 25 September. 

The local group is now recruiting for its school of music, established in the 1980s.


Beginners' class starting soon!

13-time national brass band champions of Ireland 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 Royal School of Music join our highly successful Drogheda Youth Brass.


Open-air recital in Slane's village place

Drogheda Brass Band continues its autumn series of outdoor performances with a great new addition to the calendar.

The band is booked to play at Slane's village place - where the giant mural of Francis Ledwidge is displayed - on Sunday 12th September next from 2-4pm.

It's the second in a series of performances that has the band back playing to audiences.

The first took place on Sunday 29th August outside the band's premises at East Coast Business Park, when the band played to an audience of family and friends for a couple of hours in an event tagged as Brass Brunch.

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.


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