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South Of Ireland Band Championships 2019


The South of Ireland Band Championships will be a special occasion this year when Clonakilty celebrates the 40th year of the competition. This year will be a reunion for all of the competitors and supporters who travelled to Clon over the years and along with the popular street recitals and activities the weekend will be celebrated with a commemorative programme. You can read more about the championships on their website over here ...

The KCBS have been keen travellers to Southern Cork for these competitions over the years and some of those trips are remembered in the albums below.



Clonakilty 2014

Clonakilty 2011

Clonakilty 2008


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KCBS End Of Year Concert 2019


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WCHS leave Dublin on a high note


The Wetaskiwin Composite High School Choir and Concert Band ended their whistle-stop tour of Ireland last week with a spectacular evening of music and performance with the Knocklyon Concert Band in the Child Vision Centre over in Drumcondra.

A highlight of the evening was the performance by a piper accompanied by the Knocklyon Concert Band which you can watch here ...  

The Canadians had a busy week in Ireland - starting over in Galway they made their way down through the Burren and on to Bunratty, finishing up in Dublin with the KCBS before heading home. Who knows - perhaps there will be a return visit to Alberta by the KCBS ?

WCHS Jazz Band

The WCHS Jazz Band


KCBS Concert March 2019

The Knocklyon Concert Band

WCHS Concert Band March 2019

The WCHS Concert Band

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KCBS Concert 27-03-2019




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Swing Kings - the Big Band Sound

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The Swing Kings - Knocklyon's preeminent jazz band - will bring a Big Band Sound (they're a BIG band) to The Spawell, Templeogue on Friday March 29th in support of Cheeverstown House.

Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are 10. They're going fast so you need to grab some from Cheeverstown House reception at +353 1 499 3700


Swing Kings Gig 29-03-2019


You just know your next event will be spectacular when combined with that sophisticated jazz sound of the Swing Kings. Call Rob on +353868150932 to find out how this can happen.
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Band Championships 2019


For over 39 years the South of Ireland Band Championships have taken place in Clonakilty and this year the Knocklyon Concert Band Society will have a winning team taking part in the competitions on Saturday, July 6th.

We are planning to send the Senior and Junior bands to take part from Friday July 5th to Sunday July 7th. This is a great weekend of music - and not just for the competitions  - there are numerous other events and music sessions in Clonakilty.

The total cost of the three day event will be approximately 150 per band member which will include

  • Coach transport for the 3 days
  • Great music
  • Band Championship registration fees
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Adventure Centre activities for the band members
  • All meals
  • Insurance
  • Did we mention great music ?

Places are filling up fast so to secure your weekend away you will need to complete and sign this form and return it with a 50 deposit at your next band rehearsal. 

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Bake Sale brings in the dough ...




KCBS Cake Sale


The KCBS committee held a very successful fund-raising "bake sale" on Sunday last which was very well supported by parents and friends. There was a delicious range of cakes and bakes on display made from the finest of ingredients.

We couldn't have provided such a wide range of cakes and bakes without the support of our members' parents and local businesses. Brambles in Knocklyon provided some very nice cakes as did Mannings Bakery in Tallaght. 

Cakefield Avenue who produce bespoke cakes for all occasions were also very supportive.

A big thank you to Kenval from Quigleys Bakery in Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rosanna of the Natural Bakery in Nutgrove, to Valerie of our own Supervalu in Knocklyon and to Sally in Tesco Rathfarnham. 

Of course it wouldn't have been possible without a venue so a big thank you to the priests of St Colmcilles and the staff of the Iona Centre for allowing us to use their premises for the morning.

Finally a big Thank You to all our parents and friends who arrived on the day with cakes - and left with even more cakes - your support is much appreciated.
 
The KCBS Committee.


KCBS Cake Sale 24-02-2019


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Where are they now ? 


This article appeared in a 1998 edition of the "Knocklyon News". 

Here's to the next 20(ish) years.

KCBS 1998

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