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St Congalls Parish Church

• In 1995 Alan Corry was asked to provide music for a concert in aid of Tor Bank Special School, Dundonald, to raise funds for the school and also raise public awareness of the school's role in the community. Alan made contact with a number of friends from various brass bands in the greater Belfast area and in September 1995 a group of approximately thirty amateur musicians performed for the first time as "Festival Brass", with Alan as their conductor.
The concert, originally intended to be a one off performance, was a resounding success and a number of requests were received for Festival Brass to perform again. The members, encouraged by the success of this venture, decided to continue for the benefit of those in need. The band has raised funds in excess of £200k for various charities.

• Festival Brass now perform on average six times a year, and have shared the stage with many well known artists such as West End stars Jeff Leyton (Les Misérables), Joanna Ampil (Les Misérables), Alex Sharpe (Miss Saigon), Carmen Cusack and our very own Peter Corry.

• Festival Brass have also performed at music festivals in Spain on a number of occasions, as well as on a Mediterranean Sea cruise.

Festival Brass on social media

Festival Brass now has a presence on a number of social media channels. To visit our sites please click on the logos. Facebook Instagram Twitter You Tube.


The free open air concert by Festival Brass is still scheduled to start at 3pm today (Sunday 15th August) in the beautiful grounds of Glenmachan Church of God. Look forward to seeing you there.

In line with current Covid restrictions Social Distancing will be adhered to and socially distanced chairs will be provided, or if you prefer, you can bring your own seating.

Festival Brass performing in Holywood parish church on Saturday 27th October 2018.

Holywood Parish Church


Please keep a close check on this section for the latest information on upcoming events throughout the year. The section will be updated with as much information as possible as and when it becomes available.


Within this gallery you will find a small selection of low resolution images from various events the band has taken part in.
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