Downshire to take part in Euros 2015


Downshire Brass is delighted to announce that it has been invited to represent Northern Ireland at the European Brass Band Championships in Freiburg, Germany in May 2015.  The Band will shortly begin an ambitious programme of fundraising to support the trip to Southern Germany to participate in the Challenge section of the competition.  

Gary Dodsworth, the Band's Chairperson said,

"this is a great event for us to work towards over the next ten months. The chance to participate in these hugely prestigious Championships and to experience the playing of the best Europeans bands will be something very special. And a trip away with Downshire is always a fun and enjoyable experience." 

Downshire is already planning a trip outside Northern Ireland in 2014 with a return visit to the Land O'Burns contest in Troon in August. Plans are also well under way for new CDs for the youth band and senior band in the coming months. 

Regarding the trip to Germany, Musical Director Michael Alcorn said,

"I'm thrilled to be preparing the band for such a major event.  It promises to be a great opportunity for Downshire and I know everyone will rally around the task of preparing a major programme for Freiburg."