The Leixlip Community Youth Band was set up in September 2018. Our members are aged from 8 to 18 years and play a variety of musical instruments, including percussion, string, woodwind, keyboard and brass. Our Community Band is all about playing Music, being involved in a wonderful and inclusive Community group, growing and developing Creativity and Skills...........and You!!! The ethos of the Leixlip Community Youth Band is one of acceptance, awareness, personal development and inclusivity. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits for health and happiness. Music enables every young person to open up to creativity, to experience the joy and fun of trying a new activity, learning a new skill, making new friends and connections. Members of the LYCB enjoy participating in performance concerts and various events throughout the year
Calling all young musicians to join our Leixlip Community Youth Band!Rehearsals: Mondays 6 45pm to 8 00pmVenue: Leixlip Community and Youth Centre, Newtown House, Captain's House, Leixlip.Music Director: Maeve TownsendContact: 0872376752
Community Grant Scheme 2019
LCYB musicians at our first rehearsal in Confey College
About UsPlanning to set up the Leixlip Community Youth Band was inspired by the young musicians playing music led by Music Director Maeve Townsend. Former Principal Geraldine Convery volunteered to help Maeve set up a new Community Band for all young musicians aged 8 to 18 years. With Maeve, Geraldine and Jennifer Fitzpatrick (parent of three wonderful young musicians), the LCYB was set up in September 2018. The Band's first performance took place in Leixlip Library on Culture Night 2018!The LCYB has grown and developed since the first Rehearsal on Monday 10th September '18 in the Leixlip Community Youth Centre.Our Performances have included the Annual Leixlip International Party in St Mary's GAA, the Annual Leixlip Community Open Day in the Leixlip Community Youth Centre, Three Schools Community Carol Service in St Charles Borromeo Church, Soundsport Event in the Tallaght Basketball Arena. We are looking forward to future performances including:Leading Leixlip St Patrick's Day ParadeCastletown House Country Market and Craft Fair on Sunday April 28thLeixlip Summer Festival on Saturday June 1stWonderful Barn Heritage Week on Friday August 23rdLeixlip Library Culture Night in September 2019With the help and support of Hannah Dennison, we have set up our Colour Guards group. As the name suggests, our Colour Guard group adds colour to our LCYB, also promoting a new emotional and expressive quality to the band's performance.‘Teamwork is a necessity when you’re part of a band and no one gets left behind! Our Band members, including our Colour Guards, work hard together and develop a camaraderie unlike any other......a feeling of trust, friendship, joy, laughter, a sense of well being and self confidence!!’Learning to play music brings a wide array of beneficial traits that extend beyond the music room! When a musician learns to read, play and perform music, they gain mental, cognitive and emotional health benefits that will last throughout their lifetime.