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, new members coming in, the return of past members, the launch of our outreach programme ‘First Steps in Music‘, a fantastic commemorative mural for our band hall, being part of Limerick Culture Night 2020, and being featured on RTE One News, we finished off 2020 with a bang!
Finally being able to get out and play, we did various Christmas concerts in the city centre and Garryowen areas that were met with such warmth and enthusiasm by our audiences.
Thank you to all our band members, students and supporters. We cannot wait to keep spreading the joy of music in this brand new year of 2021. There is much more to come, so watch this space!
To see our end-of-year video from December 2020, please click here.