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Tuesday 17 September 2019

90 years of HFC Band

The Holy Family Confraternity Band perform at their anniversary concert in Wexford Art Centre.
The Holy Family Confraternity Band perform at their anniversary concert in Wexford Art Centre.
Saxophone quartet Alan Mahon, Pat Lawler, Louise Malone and Ann Wickham.
Trumpet players Nadine Goodison, Lucy Collins and Seamus Mahoney.
At the anniversary concert: Caolin and Ing-Marie Shore (left), and Mary and Amy Goodison.
At the anniversary concert: Caolin and Ing-Marie Shore (left), and Mary and Amy Goodison.

By Maria Pepper

The Holy Family Confraternity Band celebrated 90 years of music making with a special concert in Wexford Arts Centre.

The outfit now known as the HFC Concert Band was founded in 1926 and gave its very first public performance on Christmas Day of that year in Rowe Street Church.

This tradition has continued right up to the present day and once again the band performed in Rowe Street Church on Christmas Day of this year.

The Arts Centre audience was entertained with music from movies and musicals as well as other popular numbers. The guest act was Saxology Saxophone Quartert. All proceeds from the concert will be used towards the band's ongoing music programme which involves music appreciation and brass tuition.

It is hoped to expand the music programme to incorporate woodwind and percussion teaching.

The HFC Concert Band is a community music group based in Wexford town and facilitates people of all ages who have an interest in playing wind music.

Anyone who can play a wind instrument is welcome to join the band. The music director is Louoise Malone. For more information, contact the band secretary Alan Mahon on 087 6260889.

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