Lourdes Band extends it's deepest sympathies.

It is with great sadness that the Lourdes Brass Band has received the news of the bereavement of our long time friend Mrs. Pauline Kelly.

Pauline was not only a regular attendant at all our events, she was also a driving force on the Band Committee for many years. Her memory and tradition in the Lourdes Brass Band will be carried on by her Son John, Daughter Barbara, Grandchild Abbey and Daughter-in-law LeeAnne, who are also our Band colleagues. .

The Band extends our deepest condolences and will miss Pauline greatly.

May she rest in peace.

Bank Holiday - Mid term break - Rehearsal schedule

Lourdes Brass Band rehearsal times will be as follows for the October Bank holiday weekend:

  • Senior Band - No rehearsal on Sunday 28th Oct.

    - Rehearsal on Wednesday 31st Oct. as per usual.

  • Lourdes Youth Band - No rehearsal on Monday 29th Oct.

    - Rehearsal on Thursday 1st Nov, as per usual.

  • Lourdes School of Music - No classes on Tuesday 30th Oct.

    (Tuesday Classes) - Classes on Tuesday 6th Nov. as per usual.

The Band committee wish all our members an enjoyable long weekend and Mid-term break from schools.

Regards

Lourdes Band PRO

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Lourdes Band - Now Recruiting New members

The Lourdes Brass Band are now recruiting new members. We welcome all to avail of the opportunity to become a member of our vibrant community group, were musical education. music performance and social interaction is on offer. We structure our fees to allow all members of our community join in and represent Drogheda and the Lourdes Band at the many events we take part in throughout the year.

Anybody looking to enrol or has any queries can contact us through the "Contact" Tab on our website or contact the Lourdes Band Secretary on secretary@lourdesbrassband.com.

Enrolment will commence at 7.30pm Tuesday 18th September 2018 at our premises on Batchelors Lane, Drogheda Co. Louth. (Google map pin attached to this notice will direct you to the Lourdes Brass Band bandrrom).

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Drogheda - Fleadh Cheoil - A huge sucess

The Drogheda Fleadh Cheoil turned out to be a hugh success in showcasing the best points of the Drogheda community. From the abundance of talent on display, to the beautiful floral displays that gave a brilliant cead mile failte to the floods of visitors to the town.

The Lourdes Brass Band wishes to thank all involved for providing such a superb venue for us to display our talents to all.

 

 

 

 

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Tesco - "Blue Chip Scheme" Charity fund.

The Lourdes Brass Band are currently on the Tesco "Blue Chip" Charity fund scheme in the Donore Road Tesco store and fuel station. We would be delighted if our members, supporters, family, friends and the general public would be generous enough to select the Lourdes Band when lodging your blue chip tokens to a local charity. Please feel free to pass on our request to others. We extend our gratitude to the Drogheda community for their ever continuing support.

It is our honour to be serving the community since 1959.

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Farmleigh House

The Lourdes Brass Band had a brilliant day out at the prestigious Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 5th August. With a beautiful bright sunny day we had a great days fun providing the musical entertainment. Both the Lourdes Youth Band and the Lourdes Senior Band laid on well received performances for the large crowd. We would like to extend our thanks to all, both staff and audience for your graceful hospitality. 

Bray Bandstand - Excellent day of Music and Fun

Both the Senior and Junior Lourdes Bands,  travelled to the beautiful setting of the Bray Bandstand on Sunday 15th July. The Youth Band under the baton of Mr.Harry Kelly started off the performances and were very well received by the large crowds of on-looker's. With fine performance of modern and old time favorite tunes. The Lourdes Senior Band taken by Cormac O'hAodain, then took to the Band stand and laid on a special musical treat for the audience. It was not only a delightful day for the public, but the Bands enjoyed it immensely and we are as ever very grateful to the people of Bray and the event organisers for their generous hospitality.  Once the two Bands work was completed a great day was had by all at the sea front town and carnival.

Please feel free to view the Bray Bandstand photo gallery section of our website under the "Media" tab.

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Lourdes Youth Band - Miracle Performance

The Lourdes Brass Bands young achievers (The Lourdes Youth Band) have produced a miracle performance in the South of Ireland Band Competitions, held in the Cork town of Clonakilty. The band moved into the intermediate section of the competition following their recent win in the Junior section. 

The Lourdes Youth Band finished in an amazing 4th place in a field of 16 Bands who came from all over the country to participate, while this was an amazing result the Youth Band went on to win the best overall Bass section in the entire competition,

With Mr. Harry Kelly (Lourdes Band President) taking the baton the young musicians have again brought pride to our organisation and to our Drogheda community.

 

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Lourdes Brass Band Members Remove Graffiti

Young Members of the Lourdes Brass Band have taken the initiative and decided to remove graffiti from our side wall, on the Highlanes steps. Danny Black, Sinead Curran, Ellen Crowley and Dylan Thornton gave up their time to remove the gfaffiti and tidy the area.

The Lourdes Brass Band wishes to thank and acknowledge the following groups: - "Make the Highlanes beautiful" - "Drogheda Street and Heritage group" and the "Drogheda Volunteers" for their work and efforts to tidy the whole Bachelors Lane / Mayoralty Street area. 

 

 

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Lourdes Lotto - Lucky Winner

Congratulations to Frances O'Malley, the latest big winner of the Lourdes Band's weekly Lotto draw. We are delighted to present Frances with a cheque for €1435 and thank Frances for the continued support.

Thank you Mrs Annette McCloskey for your years of support in selling Lotto tickets, hope selling a lucky winner makes it all worth while.

Remember "It could be you".  But only if you buy a ticket.

Tickets available from the Lourdes Band Committee/Admin office, or from any Band or Committee member. A nice return for a €2 ticket.

Lourdes Brass Band serving the community since 1959.

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LBB's Clonakilty - Friday evening -Entertainment

Calling all Band members, young and less young. Yes it's time to have fun again, this years Clonakilty Friday night entertainment will require your make -up and signing skills to be in "Sync". Yes we will all do battle to find the ultimate entertainer.

Niall and Fiona Shortt will host another O'Donovan's Hotel Friday evening extravaganza. Please liaise with them on your sound tracks etc.

Parents/Friends /LBB Supporters don't feel left out, enter your acts now.

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LYB Welcomes their newest recruits

The Lourdes Youth Band are delighted to welcome six new recruits to their ranks. Hard work and home rehearsals have paid off for the students who take the big step from the Lourdes School of Music to become full members of LYB. While they will be missed at our Tuesday evening beginner classes we are all delighted to see them graduate to their next level. Everyone in the Lourdes Band wishes them every continued success in their developing musical careers. Well done and congratulations to:

Isobella Smith

Mark Askins

Cathal O’Malley

Amelie Douet

Jack Black

Katie-jane Cowley

 

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Lourdes Brass Band - Bestowed with the Drogheda Mayoral award 2018

A huge thank you to both the Mayor of Drogheda Mr.Pio Smith, and Councillor Joanna Byrne for selecting the Lourdes Brass Band for this year’s “Mayoral Award”. For nearly 60 years the Lourdes Band has been committed to providing music and entertainment to the people of Drogheda. The recognition that this award for cultural works and service to the community bestows upon the Lourdes Band is greatly appreciated. The Band, their committee, supporter’s parents and friends would like to thank all parties involved and we hope to continue serving the community in the manner indicative of past recipients of this award.

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Deepest Sympathies

The Lourdes Brass Band offers our deepest sympathies to the Daly family, following the bereavement of their mother Mrs Joan Daly. Joan has been a life long supporter of the Band movement in Ireland. She leaves behind a family to be proud of and some of the finest musicians in Ireland. We will all miss seeing her at our regular Band events.

The thoughts and prayers of our members are with the Daly family.

May she rest in Peace.

 

 

National Band Championships 2018

 

The Lourdes Brass Band had a very enjoyable day representing our community in the IABCB National Band Championships held in the Solstice Centre in Navan.
The Band delivered two fine performances of the test pieces "Lake of the Moon" and "Variations on Laudate Dominum". Unfortunately we had to settle for a Third Place position.

We would like to congratulate the 1st Old Boys Band from Belfast on their success in winning the competition and extend our thanks to the IABCB for organising the event.
A great day was enjoyed by all our members and supporters.

Regards
Colin Black
Lourdes Band PRO

St Patrick’s Day Arrangements 2018 ☘️

Junior Classes

St. Patrick’s Day arrangements for Michael, Colin and Shannon's class. Red jumpers will be issued on Tuesday 13th in bandroom. These students will meet the main bands on the day at 11:30AM sharp outside Mother Hughes on the North Rd. Marching back to the Bandroom, where all children can be collected straight after Band has finished. 

Senior Band / LYB

Bandroom will be open from 10am. We will be leaving the bandroom at 11am sharp and marching to the parades starting point - Mother Hughes. Please ensure you have all your marches, lyres etc. before Saturday, do not leave until it until the morning of. Also full uniforms with ties and no runners.