Music Generation Louth in association with Dundalk Brass Band is holding an open evening on Tuesday 12 February at Wellington Hall, St Mary’s Rd, Dundalk to mark the launch of its new junior brass band programme for children and young people.
The event will give families the chance to hear the fabulous Dundalk Brass Band perform as well as get information about how to get involved in the new programme. There will also be lots of opportunities for children to try out trumpets, trombones and other brass instruments under the guidance of Music Generation Louth’s team of brass tutors.
Gemma Murray, Music Generation Louth Coordinator explains:
We are hoping to recruit lots of new learners aged 9 and over; that’s really the ideal age to start playing a brass instrument. Our new junior band programme offers an affordable and fun way to play music with instrument rental, weekly individual or group lessons and the opportunity to play music with others in ensemble.
Brass instruments are terrific fun to play and the chance to learn with others and play in a group makes it really enjoyable for children. What’s also great about brass instruments is the fact that they are used in all kinds of music – jazz, pop, soul, blues, classical to name but a few musical styles. So once children learn the basics, they can play whatever music they like best.
Music Generation Louth is a new music service for the county that aims to help children and young people up to eighteen years of age access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area. It is led by Co. Louth VEC and is part of Music Generation, a new national programme for music education initiated by Music Network with seed funding from U2 and the Ireland Funds. Create Louth and Co Louth VEC have provided local partnership income.
For further information contact:
Music Generation Louth
Co Louth VEC
Tel 042 93 64635