Lourdes Band - Flag Day Collection.
Jun
20
8:30 AM08:30

Lourdes Band - Flag Day Collection.

The Lourdes Brass Band will hold their Flag Day collection on Thursday the 20th June. Our members will be selling flags to the public at various locations throughout Drogheda.

We are an amateur, voluntary organisation who provides: Musical entertainment, Musical education and a vibrant social club to our community.

As ever we very much appreciate the continuous generosity of the Drogheda community.

Anybody who may wish to help out with the Flag day collection can contact the Band secretary at secretary@lourdesbrassband.com or through the "Contact" tab on our website.

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Warrenpoint Brass Band and Lourdes Brass Band - Join together in Music.
Jun
29
2:30 PM14:30

Warrenpoint Brass Band and Lourdes Brass Band - Join together in Music.

The Warrenpoint Brass Band has invited the Lourdes Brass Band to join forces and lay on a day of music and fun in Warrenpoint on the 29th June.

The two bands will perform for the people of Warrenpoint. We always enjoy working with our neighboring Bands, striking up new friendships. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a day out with the two Bands.

Exact times of performances will be confirmed closer to the date.

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South of Ireland Band Championships - Clonakilty
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

South of Ireland Band Championships - Clonakilty

Clonakilty will once again be in festival mode as it hosts this years South of Ireland Band Championships on July 6th. The Cork town will show why it is one of the most hospitable, colourful and best fun towns in Ireland as it welcomes over 40 Bands to their competition and festival.

As the event grows year on year to now be the biggest Band championships in Ireland, and indeed attracting international Bands. All Bands will park their competition ambitions and actively ensure that we all enjoy the festival weekend. Where the Lourdes Band looks forward to meeting all our friends once again.

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Lourdes Band - Flag Day Collection
Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

Lourdes Band - Flag Day Collection

The Lourdes Brass Band will hold their Flag Day collection on Friday the 20th September. Our members will be selling flags to the public at various locations throughout Drogheda.

We are an amateur, voluntary organisation who provides: Musical entertainment, Musical education and a vibrant social club to our community.

As ever we very much appreciate the continuous generosity of the Drogheda community.

Anybody who may wish to help out with the Flag day collection can contact the Band secretary at secretary@lourdesbrassband.com or through the "Contact" tab on our website.

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NIBA 2019 - Championships
Oct
13
12:30 PM12:30

NIBA 2019 - Championships

The Northern Ireland Band Association (N.I.B.A.) has announced that this years BandChampionships will be be held in the Armagh Market place Theater on the 13th Oct 2019.

The Lourdes Band looks forward to meeting up with the numerous other Bands who also participate in this event.

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Collon Garden Fete
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Collon Garden Fete

The Collon Garden Fete organisers have invited the Lourdes Brass Band to join in their annual garden party event on May 11th 2019. We will be supplying the musical entertainment to all those attending. The Band will have all elements of the organisation on display:

  • Lourdes Senior Band.

  • LYB - Lourdes Youth Band

  • Lourdes School of Music - Our young beginner classes.

We always look forward to this event, as the Collon Garden Fete organisers and supporters treat us with their very warm hospitality. All our supporters are more than welcome to join in the day.

Exact times will be confirmed closer to the date.

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Drogheda Arts in Action, Festival - St. Dominic's Park Drogheda. "Roll up-Roll up".
May
6
12:30 PM12:30

Drogheda Arts in Action, Festival - St. Dominic's Park Drogheda. "Roll up-Roll up".

The Lourdes Brass Band will again provide the musical entertainment at this years Drogheda Arts in Action Festival.

The Event will be held in the beautiful surrondings of St. Dominic’s Park on the Rathmullen Road Drogheda on May 6th. LYB - Lourdes Youth Band and the Lourdes Senior Band will entertain the large crowds enjoying the event.

Bank Holiday Monday will see St. Dominic’s Park come alive with Music, Fun, Creativity, Action and a Big Top full of “Roll up - Roll up” events.

We are looking forward to meeting you all there.

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Annual "Church Gate" collection. - Lourdes Brass Band.
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Annual "Church Gate" collection. - Lourdes Brass Band.

  • All Local Churches - Drogheda (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Lourdes Brass Band will hold our Annual “Church Gate” collection on Saturday evening 20th April and Sunday Morning 21st April at the local Churches of the Drogheda Area.

As a voluntary organisation, who relies on the generosity and support of our local community to enable us to provide a Musical education, Social outlet for all our community and an organisation to provide entertainment and a source of pride to the whole community. We do really appreciate the generosity that the people of Drogheda have shown throughout all the years.

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IABCB National Band Championships.
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

IABCB National Band Championships.

The IABCB will hold the National Band Championships on the 13th and 14th April 2019. The venue will be the Artane School of Music, At David's Park, Artane, Dublin. The IABCB has not yet announced which of these dates Brass or Concert bands are scheduled to compete.

The Lourdes Band will compete in the Championship Brass section

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AGM - Lourdes Band
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

AGM - Lourdes Band

The Lourdes Band will be holding our Annual General Meeting.. The meeting will be held in the Lourdes Bandroom.

All members are invited to attend and input towards the running of the Lourdes Band Organisation.

The AGM will be held in the Lourdes Bandroom on Batchelors Lane Drogheda. Meeting will commence at 8pm on Thursday 28th March 2019.

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Ardee - St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Ardee - St. Patrick's Day Parade

We are looking forward to meeting all our friends in Ardee on St. Patricks Day. The Lourdes Band will again participate in the St. Patrick’s parade in Ardee Co. Louth. We always receive a very warm welcome from the public in Ardee. and look forward to meeting our musical friends in the Ardee Concert Band.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade - Drogheda
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Drogheda

The Lourdes Brass Band eagerly await the opportunity to give the people of the Drogheda a visual and musical display, as we will once again participate in our home town St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All elements of the Lourdes Band organisation, our Senior Band, Youth Band and School of Music kids will be delighted to entertain our local community, who are always very generous in their support of our Band.

Lourdes Brass Band - Serving the community since 1959.

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Lourdes Band - Solo & Ensemble competitions 2019
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Lourdes Band - Solo & Ensemble competitions 2019

The Lourdes Band will be holding their annual Solo & Ensemble competitions on Sunday 3rd March, commencing at 11am. Once again we can expect the highest level of musical talent to be on display from our members, with competitors from the Lourdes “School of Music”, “Lourdes Youth Band” and the Lourdes “Senior Band” all showing their musical skills.

The adjudicator for the event is Mr. Jon Clifford

Jon Clifford studied trombone and euphonium at the Royal Academy of Music, London, from 1983 to 1987 under Harold Nash (Covent Garden) and Michael Hext (LPO). During this time he gained an ARCM (Perf), LRAM (Teacher), GRSM and DipRAM (Orch) and was also awarded the Sidney Langston and Aubrey Brain prizes.

After graduating from college Jon had trial periods with the Bournemouth and BBC Concert Orchestras, eventually becoming sub principal and later principal trombone with the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, a position he held until 2005/6. Upon leaving the SBO Jon has been freelancing with the RTE, Ulster, Wexford Opera, Irish Chamber Orchestras and performed at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Ryder Cup at the K Club.

Jon began lecturing in trombone at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in 2001 and in 2011 at the Defence Forces School of Music. In 2012 he was appointed Music Director of the Ballymore Eustace Brass and Reed Band and has also conducted the DIT Concert Band. More recently Jon has coached the brass section of the Dublin Youth Orchestra.

We very much look forward to receiving jon’s remarks and constructive comments to assist us in our musical development.

All Parents, family and friends are very welcome to come along and enjoy the musical entertainment. There is no spectator fee as we are running the event free for all to enjoy.

Best of luck to all the competitors.`

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Carols - Supporting the Drogheda Alzheimer's society
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Carols - Supporting the Drogheda Alzheimer's society

The Lourdes Band will be joining in the Christmas spirit and supporting our friends in the Drogheda Alzheimer’s society. We will be playing Carols in Scotch Hall shopping center in support of our local community group who provide a much appreciated service to our area. Please come along, join in the Carols and lend your support to Alzheimer’s Society.

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Lourdes Band Christmas Concert
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Lourdes Band Christmas Concert

The Lourdes Brass Band will hold their annual Christmas concert at 8pm on Thursday 13th December in the Droichead Arts Centre on Stockwell street Drogheda. This concert has proved hugely successful over the years, with The Lourdes Youth Band,Senior Band, and students displaying their talents.

The Arts Centre has a capacity of available seating. This can lead to Band supporters being unable to get tickets once the show sells out, to avoid disappointment please buy your tickets early from the Arts Centre.

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Lourdes Brass Band - Flag Day Collection
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Lourdes Brass Band - Flag Day Collection

The Lourdes Brass Band will hold their Flag Day collection on Friday the 21st September. Our members will be selling flags to the public at various locations throughout Drogheda.

We are an amateur, voluntary organisation who provides: Musical entertainment, Musical education and a vibrant social club to our community.

As ever we very much appreciate the continuous generosity of the Drogheda community.

Anybody who may wish to help out with the Flag day collection can contact the Band secretary at secretary@lourdesbrassband.com or through the "Contact" tab on our website.

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Lourdes Brass Band - Now Recruiting.
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Lourdes Brass Band - Now Recruiting.

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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Collon Garden Fete
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

Collon Garden Fete

The Collon Garden Fete has been re-arranged for Saturday 1st September. The Lourdes Band are delighted to be invited to provide the entertainment again this year. As ever we look forward to this garden Fete and the great hospitality and warm welcome we always receive. All in attendance will be treated to music form the Lourdes Senior Band, The Lourdes Youth Band and we hope to bring our Lourdes "School of Music" students on their debutant public performance.

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Fleadh Cheoil - Gig Rig
Aug
19
2:50 PM14:50

Fleadh Cheoil - Gig Rig

Drogheda will host the 2018 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann festival

From: Sunday 12th August

To:       Sunday 19th August

The town will be a hive of musical performances, with the Fleadh Cheoil  "Gig Rig" hosting many acts during the festival. On Sunday 19th August at 2.50pm The Lourdes Brass Band will take to the Gig rig and display their talents, providing a musical festival for all the welcome visitors to the town.. "Nuair a stadann an ceol, stadann an rince".

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Farmleigh
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Farmleigh

Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, will be the venue for the Lourdes Brass Band. Our Senior and Youth Band will once again be providing the entertainment on this Bank Holiday weekend. As always we really look forward to allowing the audience to sit back and be entertained.

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Lourdes Senior Band Holidays
Jul
16
to Aug 1

Lourdes Senior Band Holidays

The Lourdes Brass Band - Senior Band's holidays are:

Last rehearsal:                Monday 16th July

Rehearsal resumes:       Wednesday 1st August         

We hope all the Senior Band members enjoy their holidays and we will return to entertain all with our Autumn performances.

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Lourdes Youth Band - Holidays
Jul
16
to Aug 2

Lourdes Youth Band - Holidays

The Lourdes Youth Band holidays are:

Last Rehearsal:                   Monday 16th July

Rehearsals resume:           Thursday 2nd August.

We wish all our Youth Band members a very enjoyable holiday and thank them for their hard work and very entertaining performance through the summer

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Lourdes Band - Music Master Classes
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Lourdes Band - Music Master Classes

The Lourdes Band will be holding our 2018 Music Master classes in the Bandroom on Batchelors Lane . The Lourdes Band has secured the services of the internationally renowned Tuba player Mr Les Neish to lead the Bands Master Classes on Monday the 16th July. The classes will be held in the evening time and will be provided to both the Senior Band and LYB. 

LYB                   6.00PM - 7.30PM

Senior Band    8.00PM - 9.30PM

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Bray Bandstand
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Bray Bandstand

The Lourdes Brass Band will take to the Bray promenade and perform on the Bray Bandstand. As ever this promises to be a delightful event set to the spectacular scenery of the sea front with the Dublin mountains as a stunning backdrop.  Both the Lourdes Youth and Senior Bands will display their musical talents to the public, who only have to pull up a deck chair and relax. 

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Statue unveiling - Thomas Charles Wright
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Statue unveiling - Thomas Charles Wright

A statue commemorating the Naval officer Thomas Charles Wright will be unveiled in Drogheda on July 14th at the North Quay.

Thomas Charles Wright was born in Drogheda in 1799 and after a significant naval service in South America. He became the  Founding father of the Ecuadorian Navy.

The Lourdes Band will be participating in honouring the Drogheda mans achievements at Millmount (1pm) and at the Statue unveiling on the North Quay (3pm).

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Flag Day - Street Collection
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Flag Day - Street Collection

The Lourdes Brass Band has been granted a permit to hold our Flag Day, Street collection on Thursday 21st June. We more than ever rely on the generosity of the people of Drogheda,  to enable us operate a voluntary organisation which delivers entertainment and musical education to the whole community.

Any Parent \ Friends who can offer us help with the Flag Day can contact us on lourdesbrassband1959@gmail.com. We are always delighted to receive offers of help.

The community of Drogheda has always shown great support to us and we are eternally grateful to you all for your continued support.

Lourdes Brass Band: serving the community since 1959. 

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