ARDEE Concert Band presents “A Musical Twist - a concert with a difference” on Thursday February 28 at 8pm in the Bohemian Centre, Ardee.
This is a new departure for the band as they normally have just one concert every year in December. As well as giving the Junior and Intermediate bands a chance to perform to family, friends and supporters, it is also an opportunity for the senior band to put on a slightly different programme than the usual Christmas concert.
The senior band conducted by Brendan Breslin will play a mixed and entertaining programme, some of which will involve some members of the band showing their theatrical abilities as well as their musical abilities.
Some of the younger members have been rehearsing their acting parts for the past number of weeks to bring a different dimension to some of the band arrangements. “The band members are really looking forward to this show,” said Fiona Reilly PRO. The admission is w5 payable at the door on the night. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Intermediate Band will be conducted by John Gaynor and the Junior Band by Kevin Reilly.
The band has a busy schedule over the coming months. They are hosting the Annual Solo and Ensemble competition at the Bohemian Centre on this coming Sunday 24 February. They have the busiest day of the year, St Patrick’s Day, when they play at 12pm Mass in Ardee for deceased members of the band and then in the afternoon, they have the privilege of leading the very successful Ardee Parade.
In April, they have the National Band Championships in Limerick and a return trip to the Britannia Band in Derry for a joint workshop.