Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join the Rathfarnham Concert Band?
What instruments are taught in the band?
Can children choose their own instruments?
When do auditions take place?
How much are the fees for Rathfarnham Concert Band?
Can my child join the band without doing theory or lessons?
Students take Grade exams in both theory and their instruments in Spring each year.
Every student who takes lessons must play in one of the bands.
Do I have to buy an instrument?
In most cases, yes. Advice may be given on where to purchase instruments and in some cases second hand instruments may be available. The band also rents out bigger instruments such as Tubas.
Please note: Being a member of the Rathfarnham Concert Band Society requires commitment. Band members are required to practice regularly between lessons. Band members are required to attend all classes and rehearsals. Parents are asked to provide a supportive practice environment including encouraging regular practice. Parents are also encouraged to get involved in supporting the activities of the society. The Rathfarnham Concert Band Society is run by a committee of volunteer parents and adult band members.