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• In 1995 Alan Corry was asked to provide music for a concert in aid of Tor Bank Special School, Dundonald, to raise funds for the school and also raise public awareness of the school's role in the community. Alan made contact with a number of friends from various brass bands in the greater Belfast area and in September 1995 a group of approximately thirty amateur musicians performed for the first time as "Festival Brass", with Alan as their conductor.
The concert, originally intended to be a one off performance, was a resounding success and a number of requests were received for Festival Brass to perform again. The members, encouraged by the success of this venture, decided to continue for the benefit of those in need. The band has raised funds in excess of £200k for various charities.

• Festival Brass now perform on average six times a year, and have shared the stage with many well known artists such as West End stars Jeff Leyton (Les Misérables), Joanna Ampil (Les Misérables), Alex Sharpe (Miss Saigon), Carmen Cusack and our very own Peter Corry.
Concert on the 9th June 2018

• Festival Brass have also performed at music festivals in Spain on a number of occasions, as well as on a Mediterranean Sea cruise.

Future concerts

Some of the concerts for 2018 are detailed below and on our events page. We look forward to meeting our friends who regularly attend our concerts, as well as some new friends.

The next event to feature Festival Brass will be held in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church on Saturday 9th June 2018 with guest soloist Nik Parks and compere Denise Watson.

  • Saturday 9th June 2018 at 7.30pm in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church. Festival Brass with guest soloist Nik Parks and compere Denise Watson. Free admission but tickets are available from Festival Brass on phone 07980 306425.

Concert announcement

Festival Brass are pleased to announce that the concert at 1st Lisburn Prebyterian church that was cancelled will now take place on Saturday 9th June 2018 starting at 7.30pm. Admission is free but tickets are available from Festival Brass to post by phoning 07980 306425. More details about this concert are avaiable on our events page .

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Festival Brass performing during their 2016 Stage and Screen concert.

Stage & Screen 2016


Please keep a close check on this section for the latest information on upcoming events throughout the year. The section will be updated with as much information as possible as and when it becomes available.


Within this gallery you will find a small selection of low resolution images from various events the band has taken part in.
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