Golden Jubilee Events page
August 2008

This year promises to be a massive year for the band as it celebrates 50 years of music making. A weekend of celebration is planned from Friday 26th September to Sunday 28th September 2008 which will see the band perform in concert, enjoy a celebration dinner and participate in a bandsman’s church service. See full details of events and how to get your tickets below.



Friday 26th September 2008 – Golden Jubilee Concert
Venue: War Memorial Hall – Lancasterian Street, Carrickfergus
Compere: Mr William Hill
Time: 19.45 (Doors open at 19.15)

Ticket Price: £7.50 (including 50th anniversary souvenir programme)


This concert will comprise both the band and the junior band along with a special guest band made up of former players which is being co-ordinated by Morris Cameron. The concert will also feature the world debut performance of a brand new march titled “On the Castle Green” which has been commissioned by the band for its’ golden anniversary celebrations and has been composed by the extremely talented Paul Lovatt-Cooper.

Saturday 27th September 2008 – Golden Jubilee Gala Dinner
Venue: Clarion Hotel – Belfast Road, Carrickfergus
Compere: Mr Alan Beattie
Time: 19.00 for 19.30 ’til late

Ticket Price: £25.00 per person
Dress Code: Formal

Tickets on sale: NOW – Contact Des Graham on 028 9336 2513 to book yours.

The band will host a lavish Gala Golden Jubilee Dinner complete with pre-dinner table magic from illusionist Alex Kazam and after dinner music by Nightswing, a 9-piece band featuring two saxophones, trumpet and trombone plus a four piece rhythm section playing a wide range of live music – swing, soul, R&B & rock ‘n’ roll. So dance the night away to the live sound of a big band playing tunes from the BIG BAND ERA and hits right up to the present day. This promises to be a night that will be talked about for many years to come. For guests who wish to stay over, a special rate of £80.00 per room per night including breakfast has been agreed with the Clarion Hotel.

Sunday 28th September 2008 – Bandsman’s Service
Venue: North Street Church, Carrickfergus
Time: 18.15

The band will attend and feature in a bandsman’s service of thanksgiving. The Rev. Noel Williamson and Rev. Ian Harte (a former player) will lead the service with an introduction from Rev. Cecil Grant (Minister of North St. church).

The band will be playing from 6.15 and will feature a large selection of sacred music during their performance. The hymns during the service will be well known traditional hymns and you can be assured of a rousing sing. Don’t miss this big night of praise.


We hope you all will join us as we celebrate this very special occasion.

Thank you for your support.