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KELLSWATER WIN N.I.B.A GRADE 2 CHAMPIONSHIP PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:00

Kellswater Flute Band took part in the Northern Ireland Band’s Association Championship of Ireland Contest on Saturday 20th October, held in The Market Place Theatre, Armagh.

The trip to Armagh City proved to be very successful, as they gained first place in the Grade 2 flute section and in addition, the trophy for the best interpretation of the test piece; Semiramide by Rossini, was awarded to their popular conductor Glen Houston.

Kellswater narrowly missed out on the title last year, but this time the band, celebrating their 60th Anniversary, secured the win, making 2007 the most successful Contest season overall in the band’s history.

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KELLSWATER BAND’S 60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OFF TO A FLYING START PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 November 2007 00:00

Kellswater Flute Band took part in the Ninetieth Northern Ireland Band’s Association Championship of Ireland Contest recently, this year the venue was moved from the Ulster Hall to the Market Place Theatre Armagh, due to extensive renovation work being carried out at the Belfast venue.

Competing in the Grade 2 Section with four bands entered, Kellswater were awarded first place with 95 points by adjudicator Hughina Naylor from Scotland. The prize for the best interpretation of the set test piece - Semiramide was also awarded to their conductor Glen Houston.

Since moving up to the Grade 2 Section, Kellswater have secured two consecutive second places in the NIBA Contest in 2005 and 2006, missing out last year by just one point to Cahard Flute Band. However, as the local outfit begin a series of events to celebrate their 60th Anniversary, they delivered a winning performance to bring the silverware back to Ballymena.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 22:06
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COUNCIL SUPPORT KELLSWATER TRIP TO GIBRALTAR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alistair McDonald   
Tuesday, 03 July 2007 00:00

Ballymena Borough Council have widely supported Kellswater Flute Band in their proposal for a cultural trip to Gibraltar in the summer of 2008.

At the recent Cultural Services Committee meeting, two representatives from the band gave members a presentation on the history of the band, their success and why they want to go to Gibraltar.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:06
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KELLSWATER BAND IN FINE FORM AT ANNUAL SPRING CONTEST IN SCOTLAND PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 April 2007 00:00

Kellswater Flute Band returned from Troon last weekend where they were competing against the cream of Scottish and Northern Irish Flute Bands in the Scottish Amateur Flute Band Association Contest.

Kellswater secured five trophies last year, to repeat that memorable achievement seemed a mammoth task for the local band, but unbelievably they returned with another collection of silverware winning the Open March, Best Percussion and Best Entertainment Sections and also gaining third place in the Grade 1 Section behind former World Champions Ballygowan and Scottish Champions, Carluke Primrose.

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