This new flute band is a joint venture between Republican
Socialists in Strabane and Derry. The band had it's first practice session
during the first week of January 2004, with over thirty young people turning up
to get involved.
This was a very encouraging beginning for the committee
members, who were also impressed at the skills that have been made available by
experienced flautists and drummers.
Some of those present are only beginning
to learn their chosen instruments, and it will obviously take time for them to
become accomplished musicians in their own right, but with experienced musicians
in attendance, hopefully in the not too distant future this band will be on the
march at various events across the country.
As with any such venture this band
needs funds for instruments and uniforms. It also needs members, both beginner
and experienced, so if you can help out then please get in touch with the IRSP
in Strabane or Derry and they will put you in touch with a committee member, or
alternatively click here to apply online.