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.

Full house as DBB rocks Droichead Arts Centre

A capacity crowd at the Droichead Arts Centre enjoyed what has been described by many as the best Drogheda Brass Band concert in years, as their School of Rock-themed night brought the house down. Most of the credit for the success of the concert must go to musical director Michael Maher, who devised the concept. But more than that, he stole the show in the second half by arriving on stage as Freddie Mercury as the band played Another One Bites The Dust!

Drogheda Brass Band Slow Melody Competition 2015

The Drogheda Brass Band’s annual slow melody solo contest was held at the band’s premises at East Coast Business Park last Saturday.

Forty-two players took part in the competition, which covered the under-12, under-15 and under-18 age groups as well as a new open section for the adults.

Adjudicator for the contest was Brendan Breslin, conductor of Ardee Concert Band, who complimented the high standard of performances on the day.

DBB Regain National Title

Drogheda Brass Band has repeating the extraordinary feat of being champions of both Northern Ireland (Grade 2) and the Republic at the same time.

Their latest success saw them scoop the National Championships of Ireland in Navan last Sunday and regain a title they lost last year, having won it for the previous six years in a row.

And in a few weeks’ time, the local outfit will represent Ireland at the European Band Championships which are being held this year in Perth, Scotland.


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