Thurles Silver Band starts back after it’s summer break on Monday, September 1st and Wednesday 3rd.
All beginners are more than welcome, so come along at 7pm to the Band Hall, Stradavoher, to make arrangements for tuition with young musical directors Siobhan Maher (Treasurer) & Racheal Curran (Secretary).
The Thurles Silver Band has been in Thurles since 1850, as far as records go -possibly even before that. It was called The Workmans Club Band originally but then in 1917 it was called the Thurles Brass and Reed Band.
In the 1940’s it was called the Confraternity Band and in 1969, the introduction of girls into the band saw it’s members increase to between 40-50, with flag bearers + majorettes.
In 1990 it was called the Thurles Silver Band and in 1999, still under the flag of the Silver Band, efforts were made to get it going again. Then in 2013 the band went to Bollington for the “Well Dressing Festival” with 14 players and played there with the Bollington Band - a real highlight for all who travelled.
In the photo, some of the instruments – Bass, Euphonium, Baritone, Trombone, Cornet, Trumpet, Flugel Horn + Percussion. All we need now, is someone to play them.
So, if you would like to learn to play an instrument and get involved in a really progressive and forward thinking group, a group with a lot of history in the town of Thurles and further afield, why not get involved.
Just come along to our rehearsals and you will be made more than welcome to join in, no matter what your level of musical talent is. You will be trained and tutored and in no time at all you will have mastered one of the many instruments pictured above. There is room for everyone, young and old alike, and we will welcome you with open arms.
So, mark the date in your diary - Monday next September 1st and Wednesday September 3rd. See you at the Bandhall.