FERMOY BAND BASKS IN GLORY OF NATIONAL SUCCESS
The congratulations have been flowing in since the Fermoy Youth Band claimed the much-coveted RTE TOAST trophy. The team has also brought home a €1,500 cheque which will cover a portion of the cost of their state of the art newly purchased instruments.
The new instruments have been purchased with the aid of Blackwater Avondhu Development Group and Cork County Council. The €1,500 cheque will cover the remainder of the cost.
“The bulk of the purchasing is now completed. What is really unique is that Fermoy Youth Band has one of the best selection of instruments in the county if not in the country,” Phil Dunphy, chairman of Fermoy Concert Band told The Avondhu.
“The people of Fermoy have been very generous with their praise. The youngsters are all thrilled with themselves and proud of the achievement. They loved being on TV. They were all stars. You can download the show podcast off the RTE The DEN website,” Phil added.
A big party night is planned for the entire Fermoy Youth Band at The Wagon Tavern in the New Year, on January 2.
“They have to survive Christmas first,” Phil joked. The band, though, hasn’t been idle. Together with the Fermoy Concert Band they performed in a concert at St Patrick’s Church, Fermoy last Sunday.
“Fermoy people were very impressed with the 53 musicians. It was a credit to the band and the support coming from locals,” concluded Phil. A few musicians from the band will visit Fermoy hospital and the welfare home on Christmas Eve to sing carols and bring the Christmas spirit into people’s hearts.
The band is also preparing for another highlight in the new year with the first ever participation of both bands, the Fermoy Concert Band and the Fermoy Youth Band, in the St Patrick’s Day parade.
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