Mullingar Town Band on Friday of last week, during the open night.

Mullingar Town Band - Celtic Crusaders recruitment open night

Kim Magee, director of Mullingar Town Band, said that on Friday night last they were enrolling for their new junior classes, (which started on Wednesday, September 6).

“They’re for from age six to about 10, and we’re also enrolling for our adults concert band, also commencing on Wednesday the 6th.

“Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to drop in, you don’t even have to play on the night, you can just come in and see what it’s all about.”

Kim also mentioned the new Town Band lotto, an online fundraiser. “The parents have taken that on and we’re encouraging all our supporters to do that. All the funds will go directly back in to our music education programme.

“We’ve also announced tonight to our band parents that the band are going to Germany at the end of June 2024, and we’re putting plans in place for that.

“So, we have an exciting year ahead.

“We’re recruiting throughout September, so if you hear about us, you’re welcome to enrol.”

Kim said the Town Band are also welcoming a new music school who are going to take up residence in the Bandhall “and we’re hoping that will complement the band programme, and we would like to wish them the best of luck”.

That will be under Ray McLoughlin, working alongside Kim.

The gig band, Blasta Brass, launched earlier this year and have recently taken on that name: “That’s another end of the performance programme within Mullingar Town Band, and to show junior members what else you can do with your instrument,” she added.

Kim Magee and Daithi Cooney on Friday evening.
Zoe and Micha Doolin from Mullingar.
Mullingar Town Band on Friday.
Helen Henry (chairperson) and Ghita Paul (committe member).
Maria Magee and Linda Doolin launched the lotto.
Eva Lewis and Marta Paul from the band.
Danielle Smith, Brendan Hoye, Frank Ronney and Ken Crann from Blasta Brass.
Ruth Rossiter, Lucy Rossiter and Allanah Fanning at the open night.
Kaja Dziadosz and Fódhla Hoye (colourguard section leaders).
Niall Maher, Gemma Kelly and Therese O'Connor at the band hall.