2018 Latest News
Upcoming engagements for Ardee Concert Band, so you’ll know where to find us
Dates for your Diary:-
|24-06-18||Flavours of Fingal||Recital||2pm-5pm|
|06-07-18||Recital in Clonakilty||Recital||6pm|
|07-07-18||Competition in Clonakilty||Competition||tba|
|19-08-18||Heritage Week – Trim||Recital||tba|
|26-08-18||Heritage Week – Old Mellifont||Recital||tba|
|13-10-18||NIBA – Armagh||Competition||tba|
Ardee May Procession
On Sunday, May 20th Ardee Concert Band took Part in the Parish May Procession. The band led the Procession setting off on a slow march just before one o’clock from The Church on the Nativity, playing hymns to honour our Lady, Queen of the May during the interludes of Our Lady’s Rosary. Upon the Arrival of the Procession to The Convent of Mercy on Hale Street, Everyone involved: Young and Old took part in the Benediction, led by Fr. O’Leary, joining in on the hymns and prayers. The Band closed the sacred occasion by playing Faith our Fathers, Conducted by Kevin Reilly and joined in song by the whole Congregation.
Ardee Concert Band at the May Procession outside The Convent of Mercy, Ardee
QHappy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at Ardee Concert Band!
Band Members met at the Band room at 2pm in full uniform; over many many thermal layers, to set up and file into ranks to march to the Fairgreen where the parade started and headed south to William/Half St to Disband.
We roared on Ireland for the Grand Slam win in Twickenham from our bandroom recreation room while we tucked into pizzas and chicken pieces and a mineral after working up a thirst on the march; even if it should have been hot chocolates all round to warm us all up.
Last year 2017, was the very first year that both bands combined and all of the members and especially the members of the Youth Band performed really well on the day. It is a great honour for our band to lead the Ardee St. Patrick’s Day Parade each year. This parade was organised for many many years by the band and the band has always lead it, ever since the first parade in 1969. The parade is our biggest audience each year with in excess of 5,000 people watching each year.
Happy 2018 to all members and to everyone associated with the band
Annual Concert 2017
Well done to everyone who took part, especially the members of the Recorder Group who were on the stage for the first time.
Congratulations to award winners on the night:
Stephen Lynch Trophy: Ronan Tallon
Senior Conductors Award: Robert Finegan
Sean Matthews Award: Conor Horan
Carols on the Town
Thanks to all who turned out for the Carols on Christmas Eve. At 4pm a few members went to visit Moorehall Lodge Nursing Home to spread christmas cheer the residents playing carols and having a sing song
ARDEE CAROL SERVICE
Another lovely event that went very well on Sunday Dec 17th 2017.
Anual General Meeting
The AGM was held 12 February 2018. members, parents of younger members, supporters and friends of the band attended this very important meeting.
Annual Subs to be paid on/ before 12th March 2018 to Peter or Jenny Mckeever, Kevin Reilly or Tim O’Callaghan in an Enveloped with Members name
St Patricks Day
Our Youth and Senior Bands will once again lead the Ardee Parade at 3pm on March 17th, an honor every Year.