• 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
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.
• Festival Brass have also performed at music festivals in Spain on a number of occasions, as well as on a Mediterranean Sea cruise.
Festival Brass on social media
Festival Brass now has a presence on a number of social media channels. To visit our sites please click on the logos. .
Festival Brass are pleased to announce a very special concert on Friday 10th June 2022 starting at 8pm in Willowfield Parish Church, Belfast when they will perform with the internationally acclaimed Euphonium soloist Misa Mead and also the wonderful Clare Chorale with their musical director Sheila Greer. Compere for the evening will be Colin Boyd.
Tickets are £10 and are avaiable from Belfast Music Supplies, Matchetts Music and Festival Brass. For more details please click here.
Festival Brass performing in Holywood parish church on Saturday 27th October 2018.