Join Blarney Brass and Reed Band

The band rehearses in the Blarney Boys National school, Monday nights from 7:30pm until 9:30 pm. We’d love to see you there!

If you already know how to play an instrument, please feel free to contact us as we are always happy to welcome new members. There is more information below should you wish to sign up for the band’s Music Education Programme and learn how to play.


Music Education Programme

The Blarney Brass and Reed Band are currently recruiting new members (no previous musical experience required) and offer tuition in the following instruments:


There are two routes into joining Blarney Brass & Reed Band:

  • Adult (musical experience preferred but not essential).
  • Or as a child, through a graded educational programme which includes playing with an ensemble in Junior Band.

Tuition costs are very reasonable and cover the following:

  • Private instrumental lessons (1/2 an hour per week)
  • Theory classes (1/2 an hour per week)
  • Junior Band Rehearsals (1 hour per week)

(for adults considering joining the band instrumental lessons only may be necessary unless there is already a good level of musical competence)

A certain portion of the individual Instrumental tuition (Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone) is supported by Cork ETB through the Cork ETB School of Music and its teaching staff. Access to these places is restricted to students from the Blarney Brass and Reed Band Educational Programme and fees for the individual instrumental lesson section is directly to Cork ETB through its’ online fee payment system. Payment of the remainder (Theory Classes) is directly to Blarney Brass and Reed Band Music Education Programme.