Irish Youth Brass Band

Kilkenny College

Course participation is for brass and percussion musicians between the ages of 16-25, subject to audition.  All brass participants are expected to provide their own instruments and necessary accessories (mutes, oil, etc), percussionists are expected to provide their own mallets and beaters. Successful candidates to the course will be provided with music in advance, and are expected to prepare the repertoire before the course.

Please note that instruments other than percussion cannot be provided. Transposed parts can be made available for all the repertoire included on the course.

 

Course Information

  • The fee for participation in the course is €300.
  • The course is residential at Kilkenny College. Sleeping quarters will be in dormitories.
  • All meals will be provided.

 

Programme Content: (example repertoire for 2018)

Dark Side of the Moon – Paul Lovatt Cooper

The Gael – Andrew Duncan

Men of Harlech – Gareth Wood

The Story Teller – Alan Fernie

Cry of the Celts – Peter Graham

Under the Boardwalk – Philip Harper

Nimrod – Edward Elgar

Hymn of the Highland – Philip Sparke

 

Sample Timetable

Extra group activities may be added dependent upon rehearsal schedule times and availability.

Wednesday, 31 October
Time Activity Location
10am Registration Kilkenny College
10.30am-12.30pm Tutti Kilkenny College
12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch Kilkenny College
2.00pm-4.00pm Tutti Kilkenny College
4.00pm-4.30pm Break Kilkenny College
4.30pm-6.00pm Tutti Kilkenny College
6.00pm-7.00pm Dinner Kilkenny College
7.00pm-9.00pm Activity TBC
Thursday, 1 November
10.30am-12.30pm Sectionals Kilkenny College
12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch Kilkenny College
2.00pm-4.00pm Sectionals Kilkenny College
4.00pm-4.30pm Break Kilkenny College
4.30pm-6.00pm Tutor demo Kilkenny College
6.00pm-7.00pm Dinner Kilkenny College
7.00pm-9.00pm Activity TBC
Friday, 2 November
10.30am-12.30pm Sectionals Kilkenny College
12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch Kilkenny College
2.00pm-4.00pm Tutti with tutors Kilkenny College
4.00pm-4.30pm Break Kilkenny College
4.30pm-6.00pm Tutti Kilkenny College
6.00pm-7.00pm Dinner Kilkenny College
7.00pm-9.00pm Free Time TBC
Saturday, 3 November
10.00am-12noon Free time
12noon-1.00pm Lunch Kilkenny College
1.00pm-3.00pm Tutti St Canice’s Cathedral
4.00pm-6.00pm Concert St Canice’s Cathedral
Sunday, 2 November
10.00am-12.00pm Travel to NCH
12.00pm-2.00pm Tutti National Concert Hall
2.00pm-3.00pm Dinner TBC
3.30pm-5.30pm Concert National Concert Hall