Schedule

 

The Celtic Horizon Band Festival is more than just a band competition. As well as sanctioned events, the festival has learning and professional development opportunities for instructors and young leaders alike. Simply click on any of the events below to find out more.

 
 

Friday


ALL Day

Fringe Performances in Limerick City

Throughout the day, bands will be invited to perform in locations around Limerick City! If you’re in town, watch out!!

All Day

Registration

Bands and instructors arriving today can register and collect their name badges as well as their members credentials.

5:00 - 9:00

Instructor Workshops

We have some of the worlds greatest music and marching educators present at our festival not only to judge, but to give valuable advice and feedback for your programmes. A full list of workshop will be available soon.

Saturday

08:00 - 12:00

Registration

Bands and instructors arriving today can register and collect their name badges as well as their members credentials.


08:00 - 12:00

Concert Band Competition

Bands will have the opportunity to show our WAMSB judges their skills in a concert band setting. This is a free event for audiences!

2:00 - 3:00

Opening Ceremony

Our festival formally kicks off as we raise the flags prior to our parade.

3:00 - 4:00

Parade Competition

Winding through the campus of University of Limerick and across the famous UL bridge where we’ll cross from County Limerick to County Clare and back again.

6:00 - 8:00

SoundSport in the City

Bands of all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities will perform for audiences in Arthur’s Quay Park at SoundSport in the City. Energy and entertainment are encouraged and the audience will play a part in deciding the award winners!

9:00 - Late

Festival BBQ

After a busy day of performing we’ll have the chance to unwind and get to know each other a little more!

 

Sunday


09:00 - 12:00

Instructor Workshops

We have some of the worlds greatest music and marching educators present at our festival not only to judge, but to give valuable advice and feedback for your programmes. A full list of workshop will be available soon.

09:00 - 12:00

Rehearsals & Warm-ups

Rehearsal and warm-up facilities will be available for bands throughout the day and will be scheduled with each band director.

12:00 - 16:00

Field Show & Parade Competitions

For many, the field show competitions represent the main events of the festival. These competitions will be judged by both a panel of WASMB and DCE judges.

5:00 - 7:00

Closing Awards Ceremony

We’ll say our goodbyes until next year and congratulate our performers on a magnificent weekend of music!