The Knocklyon Concert Band Society currently has two fully instrumented Concert Bands at Intermediate and Junior level of approximately 50-60 members each. The Concert Bands rehearse on Wednesday evenings for two hours and they play a wide variety of music.
The Senior Concert Band is our flagship group and they perform music ranging from specially commissioned festival and competition pieces, to film music and popular tunes. Ages of members range from 14 to 23 years of age.
The Junior Band is comprised of younger musicians aged 10 to 16 years of age and a programme of music is rehearsed that sets out to prepare members for eventual membership of the Senior Band. They are currently conducted by Ms. Michelle O'Reilly and members are advanced to the Senior Band when places become available, and following an audition, where two or more suitable candidates are available.
Our 20-piece Jazz Band the 'The Swing Kings' play big band favorites including charts from Glenn Miller and Count Basie with a dash of pop right up to current chart hits. Members are drawn exclusively from the Senior Band, as the standard required to perform the music is high.
In addition, occasional mixed ensembles are formed for special events as the need arises, members being drawn from interested students.
Contact the Knocklyon Concert Band Society for more information on our Concert Bands and The Swing Kings.