North of Ireland Bands' Association

 

 

 

NIBandsAssociation
NIBandsAssociation3 weeks ago
A programme on BBC NI on Wednesday night at10.35pm which should be of interest to all bands. This will be the first of three episodes.
NIBandsAssociation
NIBandsAssociation1 month ago
Bands should note the Department for Communities Covid Recovery plan which will be available for applications in early January 2022. There should be opportunities here for bands to apply for funds to cover core costs incurred. See the screenshot below. The links will not work but if you go online and access the NICVA website the full information is available.
NIBandsAssociation
NIBandsAssociation1 month ago
One to listen to on BBC radio Ulster on Boxing Day evening at 9.00pm as mentioned below from Ballyduff Silver who are one of the bands taking part in the programme.
NIBandsAssociation
NIBandsAssociation1 month ago
Reminder to band Secretaries that Thursday is the audition day for young people wishing to be considered for the European Youth Brass band which will be formed in Birmingham in 2022 and run in conjunction with the European Brass Band Championship contest. Band Secretaries have the relevant details and they need to inform either NIBA Executive member, Andrew Gamble or the NIBA General Secretary that they have a candidate for audition. The auditions are being held in Cregagh Road, Belfast Salvation Army hall on Thursday 23rd December 2021 from 2.30pm. The hall will be open from 2.00pm for warm up.
NIBandsAssociation
NIBandsAssociation2 months ago
The Chairman and Officers of the North of Ireland Bands Association are very sorry to hear of the passing of Freddie Johnston and offer sincere sympathy to his wife and family circle.

Although a flute player and very much involved with the Flute Band Association Freddie was well known throughout the wider band movement.
NIBandsAssociation
NIBandsAssociation2 months ago
From 3rd Carrickfergus band.

Wonder could I ask you to share and advertise the details of Third Carrickfergus Band’s Christmas Crowdfunder project (link below) on the NIBA and BBL Facebook pages. Any help you folks can provide will be most appreciated by the band. Thanks in advance.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/keeping-warm-and-saving-the-planet