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.

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.  


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