banna cluain meala
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Banna Chluain Meala was founded in 1971 in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary (Irish Republic). Originally a Brass Band, Banna Cluain Meala later developed as a Brass and Reed Band, which included concert, marching and fieldshow performances. The Band also has a Colour Guard section which enhances marching and fieldshow performances. The total complement of the band has ranged from 100 to 150 members throughout the years which also includes Junior members while they are being instructed prior to joining the Senior Band or Colour Guard.
As well as the above, the band has over the years performed a number of shows including 'Oliver', 'Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' and 'Snow White'.
The Band has travelled widely abroad to the United Kindom, Holland and France and represented Ireland at an International Festival in Cheb in the Czech Republic in 2004 to celebrate the new entrants to the European Union.
Mr. Danny Carroll, a founding member of Banna Chluain Meala was Musical Director for 30 years and was succeeded by his son Fergal. Fergal left us at the end of 2005 to take up the position of Musical Director of the Band of the First Southern Brigade.
Musical Directors Mr. Danny Carroll, a founding member of Banna Chluain Meala was Musical Director for 30 years and was succeeded by his son Fergal. Fergal left us at the end of 2005 to take up the position of Musical Director of the Band of the First Southern Brigade.
Banna Chluain Meala Committee Members 2015 / 2016
President: Danny Carroll
Life Vice President: Pat Furey, Tony O’Keeffe
Chairman: Michael Kiely
Secretary: Maurice O'Sullivan
Treasurer: Tom Cahill
Musical Director: Peter Taylor
Asst. Musical Director: Danny Carroll
Children’s Officer: Joan Lyttleton
Asst. Children's Officer: Majella Hewitt Forte
Hall Manager: Vinnie Kennedy
Venue Manager: Noel Lonergan
Field Show Director: Emmet Donlan
Colorguard Instructor: Majella Hewitt Forte
Band Liaison Officers: Bernie Lonergan, Maurice O’Sullivan
Wardrobe Committee: Jacinta Gavigan, Joan Lyttleton, Ursula Fennessy,
Bernie Lonergan, Esther O’ Donovan, Brenda Leo
Aidan Fennessey, Micheal O'Gorman, Jacinta Gavigan, Alan McCormack.
Without the generous support of all the voluatry committee members Banna Chluain Meala would not be possible