Welcome to the Home page of the Irish Association of Brass and Concert Bands.
The IABCB is a voluntary association who represent and organise events for the many Concert and Brass Bands located throughout Ireland.
The IABCB was originally founded in 1965 to represent Brass and Military Bands and has developed and evolved through the years to account for the changes in both musical representation and performance.
The current Executive work towards promoting Irish Bands abroad, organising the National Band Championships, liasing with foreign bands and other events such as Masterclasses.
The Association itself is also divided into regions, and each has the chance to undertake it's own events such as regional solo and ensemble competitions.
IABCB membership includes players from all around the world, ranging in age from young beginner musicians to seasoned players who continue to play well into their retirement years, showing that music is indeed open to anyone of any age!
In previous years we have developed close ties with Bands across the world, and have also been privileged to welcome many well known composers and conductors such as Stephen McNeff, Fergus O'Carroll, Paul Lovatt Cooper, Vincent Kennedy and Fergal Carroll to our events. Previous adjudicators of our National Band Championships include Timothy Reynish, Mark Heron, Jacob de Haan, Adam Gorb, Michael Ball, Hughina Naylor, Denis Wilby and Michael Brand. We are delighted that this year we will be joined by Philip Sparke.
We maintain close links with the Northern Ireland Band Association and regularly attend events, competitions and functions held by the NIBA.
Section 4 Concert Total Score
Band A - Tallaght Festival Band 120
Band B - CBS Concert Nenagh 127
Band C - Finglas Concert & Marching Band 132 - 1st Place
Band D - Rathfarnham Junior Concert Band 128 - 2nd Place
Band E - Midleton Junior Concert Band 124
Band F - Ardee Concert Youth Band 126
Best March - Finglas Concert & Marching Band
Best Slow Piece - Finglas Concert & Marching Band
Best Choice of Programme - Rathfarnham Junior Concert Band
Best Own Choice - Ardee Concert Youth Band
Most Promising Band - Ardee Concert Youth Band
Section 3 Brass
Test Piece - Indian Summer by Eric Ball Own Choice Test Piece Total
Band A - St Nicholas Brass Band 43 86 129 - 1st Place
Band B - HFC Brass Band New Ross 42 85 127 - 2nd Place
Best Own Choice - St Nicholas Brass Band
Sectiona 1 Brass
Test Piece - Oceans by Goff Richards Own Choice Test Piece Total
Band A - Drogheda Brass Band 46 88 134
Band B - Arklow Shipping Silver Band 44 89 133
Band C - Steadfast Brass Band 45 90 135 - 2nd Place
Band D - Lourdes Brass Band 45 91 136 - 1st Place
Best Own Choice - Drogheda Brass Band
Section 1 Concert
Gaelforce by Peter Graham Own Choice Test Piece Total
Band A - St James's Brass and Reed Band 44 89 133 - 2nd Place
Band B - Dublin Concert Band 45 92 137 - 1st Place
Band C - Rathfarnham Concert Band 44 87 131
Band D - Ardee Concert Band 42 89 131
Best Own Choice - Dublin Concert Band
Best Brass Section - Dublin Concert Band
Best Woodwind Section - Dublin Concert Band
John O'Reilly Memorial Trophy - St James's Brass and Reed Band French Horn Section
Overall Section 1 Winners - Dublin Concert Band
Overall Championship Winners - Dublin Concert Band