St. Joseph’s have their AGM on Wednesday 5th May. This is open to anyone who wishes to attend and will be at the band premises:

The Academy Building,

Derry Road,


St. Joseph’s Narrowly Miss Out

Saturday 24th April saw St. Joseph’s back in Strabane to try to emulate their success of the previous year as they tried to retain their 2nd Section title from the B.B.L. Playing Philip Harper’s ‘Kingdom of Dragons’ they spent numerous weeks piecing together all the parts to give a performance that had the audience on the edge of their seats.

The piece is relatively new, having been commissioned for the Gwent Youth Brass Band, but found itself being the chosen piece for the Nationals this year so St. Joseph’s, and their conductor Noel barr thought they would rise to the challenge and go for it.

 They did not disappoint and although narrowly missing out to Downshire by 1 point they feel they have done themselves and their town proud once more. The adjudicators remarks left them feeling a great sense of pride as he outlined how well the band played the piece and how good their interpretation was.

All that remains now is for the band to think about returning to the N.I.B.A. competition on October 24th!!