The Nineties

 

 

 

 

In the early nineties the band experienced difficulties in retaining membership and went into decline. Some years later a decision was taken to continue the tradition of the band in the local Community College. This proposition was warmly welcomed by the Principal Mr. Paddy Duggan and supported by County Cork VEC.

 

 The band was formally re-launched in 1998 and continues to be based at the Community College under the baton of Mr. Gerard Condon, VEC Music Teacher from the County Cork School of Music. Members are classically trained musicians and take musical exam grades yearly. Band membership is drawn from the local primary schools and the Community College. It consists of junior and senior sections, with a total of about 55 members varying in age from 8 years to adult.

 

 A Band Committee was formed under the Chairmanship of Mr. Derry McCarthy, to procure high quality instruments and other necessary items for the Band. Since then a yearly fund raising Concert is held as well as various other fundraising activities.