Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: “Brass The Baton is encouraging all Brass Bands to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as the British Federation of Brass Bandswe are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in Brass Band music making throughout the UK and Ireland.’
With over 150 brass bands / ensembles and over 7,000 brass band musicians set to take part in Brass The Baton this summer the St Patrick’s Brass and Reed Band and Blanchardstown Brass Band will be “Going The Distance” for the Green Baton Relay which will be held during the Balbriggan Summerfest 2012 on Saturday afternoon the 2nd June 2012 between 16:00 to 18:00hrs.
If you would like to see what else is happening during the Brass The Baton relay then please check out the website www.brassthebaton.com where an interactive map will show you what’s happening where and when at events across the UK and Ireland.
St. Patrick’s Brass and Reed Band , Balbriggan, County Dublin.
St. Patrick’s Brass & reed Band is a great way for anyone to learn to read and play a brass or reed instrument.
We play music from Classical to Pop - and we have members ranging in age brackets from 8 to 80.
The band was established back in 1883 and presently is the only Brass and Reed Band in North County Dublin. In 2002,the band was awarded the use of the Balbriggan Town Crest for it’s long service to the local community.
St. Patrick’s Brass & reed band is a common sight at local parades and events in the Dublin area.
The band is formed of three main sections: Brass, Woodwind and Percussion.
St. Patricks Brass & Reed Band Balbriggan
St. Georges School Hall