In order to provide as much encouragement as possible to our very youngest players and in a break with typical trends in the funding for bands, Downshire recently took a decision to acquire some new instruments for our Junior Band to replace the “well used” ones which had previously been provided.
We are delighted to announce the purchase of 6 cornets, 5 tenor horns, 1 baritone, 2 euphoniums and 2 tubas. Such a large purchase is possibly unheard of within the local brass banding community in recent times and demonstrates the Band's commitment to its youth development programme. Needless to say, the kids are absolutely thrilled!
We would like to thank Newtownbreda High School for their kind donation towards the cost of the instruments.