The Third Carrickfergus Youth Band

(Please note that this area of the website is currently being upfated and improved. We will post details when the changes have been made).

The future success of the Third Carrickfergus Band relies heavily on the junior band, the training ground for the musicians of tomorrow. Thankfully, we have a dedicated and plentiful supply of talent coming through the ranks thanks to the exhaustive and sometimes thankless efforts of Des Graham and other senior band members, who give their time and experience to ensure that the junior members cultivate and encourage their talents and hopefully inspire them to aim towards integrating into the senior band, which to date has been extremely successful, with a total of eleven members of the current senior band having graduated from the junior band.

Junior Band 2008

Please note that the junior band now meet on a Saturday morning in the War Memorial Hall, Lancasterian Street from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm. The band tutors are:

Des Graham
Tim Glover
Ruth Binding
Claire Hueston
Robert Frost

Cost is only £1 per week per person for instrument and tuition.

Junior Band Party 2008

Click here for the Junior Band Members Listing

Junior Band at Play 2008

The junior band compete in the annual Brass Band League solos and quartets competition and also at Carrickfergus and Mossgrove musical festivals. The band also gives an annual concert and prizegiving on the first Saturday in June each year.

If you would like to join the junior band, email us for further details at or simply turn up at rehearsals.