Great show by the Ardee band
With an energetic and enthusiastic Strong band of 51 performers, the Ardee Concert Band took to the stage of the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan on Sunday afternoon last April 9th for the 52nd IABCB National Band Championships.
Under the ever striving baton of Brendan Breslin the band performed an own choice piece in Fribourg by Derek Bourgeois and A test piece of East Coast Pictures by Nigel Hess.
Receiving a score of 138 from the Competitions Adjudicator for the weekend; Archie Hutchison, the band were delighted with the result and even more so with his comments. He noted how much Ardee were a band to Admire with musicality and effectiveness throughout their pieces.
The band also scooped Best Brass Section to add to their ever growing trophy cabinet at their state of the art bandroom at the Bohemian Centre on Ashwalk in Ardee.
The full result of the section was:
1st: Dublin Concert Band, 2nd: Ardee Concert Band & 3rd: Rathfarnham Concert Band
Ardee Concert Band are supported by the Arts Council, music Network and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.