The Snowman is back!

Featuring St. Joseph’s Brass Band, St. Catherine’s P.S., Knockavoe and Gaelscoil Ui Dhochartaigh.

Join St. Joseph’s Brass Band for this children’s classic of the film adaptation of Raymond Brigg’s enduring Christmas tale. St. Joseph’s Brass Band will perform Howard Blake’s uplifting music while school choirs will perform enchanting music such “Walking in the Air” as you watch the film on the big screen. This performance will be a great way to start Christmas.


The Alley Event Guide, 2014.

The Alley Event Guide, 2014.

Source: The Alley Autumn Guide

Summer Holidays are over.

Te band have had their 3 week vacation and practises resume tonight, Wednesday 20th August, at the band premises on Barrack Street. All are welcome to attend!

New face in the Chair!

Following the AGM the band now sees new faces in the committee. Alongside this sees the first female chairperson of the band. Anne-Marie Simpson, a member of the band for some 20 years was voted in as the new chairperson of the band. A first for a female in the bands’ 67 year history. Robert Coyle was nominated and accepted as secretary of the band, Tommy Barr as Treasurer and Danny Simpson the band President. The committee are working hard to ensure a busy and successful year ahead.

Fair Day Fun

The band are currently preparing for the Fair Day in Strabane on June 8th. This will see the band perform a programme in the town centre. Following this the focus will be on the ONE Memorial service on June 30th and then the Walled City Tattoo in August. It’s full steam ahead for now!

Old Photo of the Band

Here is an old photo of the band taken from a local website. Not sure of date, but a few current players are in the picture and it would seem to have been captured along Lifford.

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2013 A.G.M

The band will be holding the annual agm, tonight 22/04/13  at 7.30pm  in the band room on Barrack street Strabane.

All Welcome.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

With the festive season fast approaching, the bands diary is filling up for the Christmas period, we will be playing for Santa on the 24th November when the town centre lights get switched on.

We have our regular appearances in Foyleside shopping center to fill the air with the usual festive favourites and we will have everyone in full voice when we combine with the Derg Valley choir on the 19th December.

This now annual event takes place in the local Alley theatre with proceeds going to help Marie Curie Cancer Care, please come along and support this great cause.


2012 AGM

St. Joseph’s are holding their Annual General Meeting, in the band hall, on Wednesday 25th April 2012 from 7pm.

All are welcome to attend.

Back to basics!

St. Joe’s are back to basics now as normal rehearsals are underway. Practices are on Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 7pm to 8:30pm.

All new members are always welcome for a blow so feel free to drop by. Rehearsal room is still behind Strabane Health Centre adjacent to the shop.

Quiz Night A Success!

Some of the more youthful members of St. Joseph’s Brass Band successfully staged a quiz in the Fir Trees Bar on Thursday 28th October. The quiz had 17 teams and all prizes were organised by the hard work and long walks of the members. Quiz master on the night was Paddy Houston and an enjoyable night was had by all.

All proceeds of the quiz night went to the Haematology Unit in the Royal Hospital, Belfast. This was a charity close to everyone at the bands heart and such a large turnout was testament to the hard work the band carried out to ensure the night was so successful.

The members of St. Joseph’s Brass Band would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who turned out to support our very worthy cause, and to all the local shops and businesses for such terrific generosity. It really did make all the difference.