Cloughaneely Junior Band Invited to Disneyland

Cloughaneely Junior Band Invited to Disneyland

Exciting news for the Cloughaneely Junior Band! This talented group, known locally as Banna Ceoil Chloich Cheann Fhaola, has received an exclusive invitation to perform at Disneyland Paris this July. The band will have the honor of marching down the iconic Main Street, U.S.A., bringing their musical magic to one of the world’s most beloved destinations.

Over the winter months, these dedicated young musicians have been tirelessly rehearsing a selection of Disney classics. Their repertoire includes beloved tunes such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Part of Your World,” “The Lion King,” and “Under the Sea.” Their performance is set to captivate both the crowd and Disney characters alike on Wednesday, July 3rd—a date that will undoubtedly be etched in the memories of the band and their community.

Gerry O’Donnell, the Chairperson of the band, expressed immense pride in the group’s efforts. “We really have the best bunch of young people, and they are a credit to our parish,” he said. “The commitment each member has shown is incredible. Our teachers and committee have worked tirelessly to make this a memorable trip for everyone involved.”

This trip to Disneyland Paris is a significant milestone for the Cloughaneely Junior Band, who are the reigning All-Ireland champions in the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Competition. They will be defending their title in Wexford this August, but for now, all eyes are on Paris. The excitement is palpable as band members, committee members, and parents prepare for their three-night stay starting July 1st.

To give the community a taste of their Disney performance, the band will hold a special showcase at Ionad Naomh Fionnán on Thursday, June 27th at 8 PM. Friends, family, and fans are invited to support the band and experience a piece of the magic before their trip.

The Cloughaneely Junior Band recently showcased their Disney display in Dungloe for the annual competitive Easter parade. The band, featuring 27 members playing a variety of instruments such as tin whistle, accordion, and percussion, performed tunes like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Part of Your World,” “The Lion King,” and “Under the Sea.” The performance was met with high praise from the judges, who commended the band’s use of dynamics, harmonies, and transitions between tunes.

The band’s hard work and dedication were evident in their superb display of music and marching. This commitment will undoubtedly shine through when they perform at Disneyland Paris. The band will not only showcase their Disney routine but also their traditional Fleadh program, offering a diverse and captivating performance for the audience.

The Cloughaneely Junior Band’s journey to Disneyland Paris is a testament to their hard work and dedication. This magical opportunity allows them to perform for thousands of visitors and create unforgettable memories. The band, along with their community, eagerly anticipates this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

As the band prepares for their grand debut, the excitement and anticipation among the young musicians are palpable. They are honing their skills to make Ireland proud and bring a touch of their local magic to the global stage of Disneyland Paris.

The Cloughaneely Junior Band’s adventure is a remarkable achievement, and the community is rallying behind them with immense pride and support. This journey is not just about the performance but also about the memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.

We invite you to share your thoughts and excitement about this extraordinary opportunity for the Cloughaneely Junior Band. Spread the word and join in the celebration of their magical journey to Disneyland Paris!

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