Young as well as slightly older players from the 1st Old Boys Band organisation enjoyed a great day at the recent NI Brass Band League Solo & Ensemble Contest. Many are past and present pupils of Finaghy PS
NI Brass Band League Solo & Ensemble Contest: February 2014. in the Junior Sections, (comprised largely of Finaghy PS past and present pupils,) members of the Youth Band won the 12 and under ensemble playing, ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ under the direction of Jacklin Bingham. Jacklin and the 1st Old Boys Youth Band then won the Junior Band Section.
There were also victories to celebrate for 10 year old Andrew Milligan who won the 10 and under Section on Eb bass and 11 year old Louise Bell, won the 12 and under Section on Bb cornet.
There were also encouraging runner-up prizes for Ryan Flavelle (soprano), Nikki Accun (baritone), Mercer MacWilliam Hughes (trombone) & Aaron MacWilliam Hughes (trombone) in their own sections.
The Youth Band are off the the European Championships in May, and are holding a fund-raising concert in Finaghy PS on Saturday 8 March. Contact us at Finaghy PS for tickets - it promises to be a brilliant night.