NIBandsAssociation2 days ago
Good afternoon all,
Can I encourage all music teachers to promote this concert please to students as under 18’s are free!
The visiting band and chamber orchestra from Santa Monica are of an amazing standard and it is a privilege to share the stage with them as
Harmonic Sounds concert band.
It would be lovely to be able to fill the hall and give them a performance experience they will never forget, plus the programme they have picked is something that any aspiring musician will appreciate.
Thanks all for your support and any further details please pm me.
Paul Hamilton

NIBandsAssociation1 month ago
Wishing CWA Brass the best of luck as they take part in the 3rd Section of the British Open Regional Championship in the North West Area contest . They are the first band from Northern Ireland to compete in this event after some rule changes by Kapitol Promotions. The details of the event can be found on 4barsrest. https://www.4barsrest.com/news/54972/countdown-to-blackpool with live comments on Sunday.
NIBandsAssociation1 month ago
The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland will be performing in St Ann's Cathedral in Belfast on the 15th of March 2023. The concert will feature bagpipes, the ceilidh band and of course the world-famous corps of drums performing with the concert band. Tickets are available via Eventbrite The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines - Musical Spectacular Tickets, Wed 15 Mar 2023 at 19:30 The Monies raised in the buckets will be going to Blesma - who will be there on the night.
NIBandsAssociation3 months ago
A happy new year to all our member bands. Looking forward to a good year for banding after a couple of difficult years with the pandemic and the loss of our stalwart chairman, Bill Clements.
Some good things to note during 2022 with the visit to Armagh by the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band being a real highlight. The Championship contest in Armagh showed an increase on the bands taking part from the previous year and the Association would encourage all of our members bands to consider taking part in 2023.
The contest in 2023 will be held on the Market Place Theatre on Saturdays 14th and 21st October. The Association is currently engaging adjudicators and pushing forward with the Championship contest arrangements.
NIBandsAssociation3 months ago
The Executive committee of the NIBA presented Isobel Clements with a cut glass vase on an inscribed base in memory of her husband, Bill, and in recognition of his many years of service to the Association as both Secretary and Chairman. Bill sadly passed away earlier this year. The photograph shows the presentation being made to Isobel Clements by the Chairman of the NIBA , Mr Ian McGimpsey.


NIBA Contest 2023

Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Saturday 14th October (Brass Bands)
Adjudicator Sandy Smith

Saturday 21nd October (Flutes, Accordion and Concert Bands)
Adjudicator.  Chris Wormold