Established in 1865, St. John’s Brass and Reed Band is one of Limerick’s oldest bands, contributing to the cultural development of the city, and entertaining people from all over the Greater Limerick area.

The band warmly welcomes new members regardless of musical knowledge or ability. If you enjoy music and would like to play, get in touch with us here, we would love to hear from you!

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Happy New Year!

Despite the difficulty of Covid, lockdowns, and being unable to get together as much as we wanted to, 2020 saw St. John’s Brass and Reed Band spring back to life. With a new musical director, a complete re-organisation of our music library, a social media reboot, donations of funds and instruments for an instrument bank, …

Draw Out returns with a commemorative mural in celebration of St. John’s Brass & Reed Band Limerick

BASED at 2 Garryowen Road, St. John’s Brass and Reed Band has been an intrinsic part of the ceremonial history of Limerick for over 150 years. To recognise and celebrate the band’s contribution and representation of Limerick City, Draw Out, the Limerick- based Urban Art initiative, aims to honour the collective with the expertise of Dublin-based …