In the last few weeks, the Ardee Concert Band, reeling in the success of their recent wins in the IABCB National Championships in Limerick last Month, have had an influx of Engagements entered into their Summer Diary.
Let’s hope the suns shines on the award winning banding that will be performed in the North-East Region this summer.
Over the weekend the band room of the Bohemian Centre was a hive of activity as 44 members prepared for their Royal Irish Academy of Music Grade exams which took place in the Bohemian Centre, Ardee.
The senior band took part in the revived May Procession after 12 Noon mass on Sunday, May 19.
This Thursday will see the Ardee Concert Band Recorder group, Junior and Intermediate Concert Bands taking to the stage to add musical interludes to their Annual awards night in the Bohemian Centre where Grade exam certificates will be presented to the candidates who sat their exams in 2012.
All members and their parents are invited to attend from 7.30pm.
The night will be the first public performance of the year for the junior band under the baton of Kevin Reilly.
The night will also see the Intermediate Concert Band being presented with medals by their conductor John Gaynor for their tremendous 2nd Place win in Limerick last month.
Future summer engagements for the bands include the South of Ireland Band Championships,in Clonakilty. for the Senior Band from July 5-7, Proms in the Park and Ardee Turfman Festival on August 4.
Follow the band on their website www.ardeeconcertband.com.