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Loch Garman Youth Band recruits new members, looking for new recruits


New recruits Emily O'Reilly and Enda Morgan.

New recruits Emily O'Reilly and Enda Morgan.

New recruits Emily O'Reilly and Enda Morgan.

the Loch Garman Youth Band, which like its senior equivalent, is always on the lookout for new recruits, has just attracted two more young musicians as members, baritone player Emily O'Reilly and cornet player, Enda Morgan.

They began their musical training last year and made their first performance with the youth band late last month.

Emily is 12 years of age and a pupil in St Johns Road Mercy School. Originally from Derrinturn, Carbury, Co Killdare, she lives in Cromwelsfort.

Enda is a 12-year-old pupil at Rathangan National School and lives in Baldwinstown.

The Loch Garman Youth Band was formed in 2011 and made their first appearance in November, 2012 in the then- Wexford Opera House.

Ranging in age from 10 years to 17 years, under the directorship of their conductor John Clancy, together with a team of tutors, the Youth Band has developed a wide musical repertoire and is making a steadily increasing number of appearances around the town.

Through their recruitment drive, the Youth Band offer affordable and rewarding opportunities to budding young musicians to have fun in learning music and how to play a brass instrument.

Meanwhile the Senior Loch Garman Band (1937) now in its 80th anniversary year, extends an open invitation to adults with or without previous playing experience to join its ranks and take part in a separate music environment.

Since 2011, 10 members of the youth band have graduated into senior band - Karen Roche, Alanna Fuscairdi Wallace, Amy Clancy, Ruairi O Sullivan, Aislin O Sullivan, Caoimhe O Sullivan, Caitlin Carty, Ryan McLoughlin, Eimear McLoughlin.

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