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Belfast Temple 126th Anniversary Concert

Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch), 126th Anniversary Concert

The Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch) celebrated its 126th anniversary on 8 October 2016 in fine form with special guests the Grosvenor Chorale (Conductor Edward J. Craig). The compère was one of the band’s own, Wilfred Pyper.  Read more

Band Reunion at Belfast Temple

Belfast Temple Band Reunion 2016

On 4 June 2016, the Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch) held a reunion dinner, with just under 80 former and current members and spouses. In addition to the dinner, current and former players joined in a massed band to play several items.  Read more

Belfast Temple and Downshire Brass Combined Anniversary Festival

Restored drum presented to Belfast Temple Band at its 125th Anniversary Festival

125 years of banding at Belfast Temple (formerly Ballymacarrett Montpottinger) and 25 years of Downshire Brass (formed from an amalgamation of Reid Memorial Silver Band and Hillsborough Silver Band) were celebrated on 10 October 2015 as Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch) joined with Downshire Brass (Musical Director Michael Alcorn), vocal soloist Megan McBride and compère Dr. Joe McKee OBE for a concert of celebration through music.  Read more