Rehearsal and concert dates

North East Region Rehearsal and Concert Dates

September 2019

Monday 2nd –   TERM 1 Teaching provision starts / Saturday 7th – Rehearsals begin (10:00 – 12:15) in Antrim Board Centre / Monday 9th – Area rehearsals begin(18:00 – 19:30)

October 2019

Saturday 12th – Double rehearsal(10:00 – 15:00) / Monday 28th – Saturday 2nd Nov no rehearsals

November 2019

Saturday 23rd – extended rehearsal for Youth Orchestra only / Saturday 30th – National Concert Band Federation  adjudication in St Comgall’s PS Antrim (9:30 – 11:30)

December 2019

Thursday 5th  - Southern Area String Orchestra Community concert in Mossley Mill @ 18:30

Friday 6th       - Music Service Christmas concert in Antrim Forum @ 19:30 including Harp Ensemble, Central Area String Orchestra, Junior Concert Band and Intermediate Youth Orchestra

Saturday 7th  - Christmas community concert in Antrim Forum @ 11:00 including Youth Conert Band

Saturday 7th – Music Service Christmas concert in Antrim Forum @ 14:00 including Central Area Concert Band, Junior Orchestra and Youth Concert Band

Tuesday 10th – Western Area String Orchestra Christmas concert in Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy @18:00

Ballymena Area Concert Band Christmas concert in Harryville PS @ 18:00

Thursday 12th – Northern Area String Orchestra and Concert Band Christmas concert in St Patrick’s Parish Hall Ballymoney @ 18:30

Friday 13th    -   Youth Orchestra rehearsal for BELFAST CAROLS @ SSE Arena @ 19:30

Saturday 14th -  BELFAST CAROLS @ 19:00 (doors open @ 18:00) North Eastern Youth Orchestra + 1200 Primary school pupils form NER, BR and SER (34  schools involved)

January 2020

Saturday 4th  -  Rehearsals resume in Antrim Board Centre

Monday 6th   -  TERM 2 Teaching provision resumes

February 2020

Saturday 15th – No ABC rehearsals

Monday 17th -   No Area rehearsals this week

March 2020

Tuesday 17th  -  St Patrick’s Day – no tuition

April 2020

Monday 20th -   TERM 3 Teaching

Saturday 25th -  ABC rehearsals  resume – Double Rehearsal (10:00 – 15:00)

May 2020

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd   -  Nicola Benedetti Foundation Sessions in Antrim Board Centre

Thursday 7th -   Spring Band Concert in Wellington Presbyterian Church Ballymena @ 19:30 including Ballymena Area Concert Band, Northern Area Concert Band, Junior Concert Band and Youth Concert Band

Friday 8th      -   VE Day bank Holiday

Saturday 9th -   Spring Orchestra Concert in Ballymena North Business Centre @ 16:00 including Southern Area String Orchestra, Junior Orchestra and Intermediate Youth Orchestra

Wednesday 13th – Central Area String Orchestra Spring Concert in Castle Gardens Antrim @ 18:00

Thursday 14th  - Central AREA Concert Band Spring Concert in Castle Gardens Antrim @ 18:00 

Northern Area String Orchestra Spring Concert in St Patrick’s Parish Hall Ballymoney @ 18:30

Friday 15th -       Youth Orchestra Spring Concert in Wellington Presbyterian Church Ballymena @ 19:30 including the Harp Ensemble

Tuesday 19th -    Western Area String Orchestra Spring Concert in Magherafelt PS @ 18:00

July 2020

Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th  - Residential P.6/P.7 Orchestral course in Ballycastle High and St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s PS

Last upated: 25/10/2019