Following a series of meetings, the board of the Irish Marching Bands Association have decided to run two summer shows during the 2017 series of Drum Corps Europe (official) European Music Games.

The shows are now finalised for the following dates:
Saturday 15th July: Arklow, Co.Wicklow
Saturday 2nd Sept: Mullingar, Co.Westmeath

The Irish groups will also be very well represented internationally this summer with Mullingar Town Band – Celtic Crusaders travelling to Germany in July, Clondalkin Youth Band will be taking part in WMC in the Netherlands and both Vikings Drum Corps & Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble competing at the DCE Championships in Kerkrade this September.

Kim Magee, director of Mullingar Town Band said “We are really looking forward to welcoming bands to Mullingar in September and are delighted to be hosting the 2017 IMBA Championships”.

Oisin Molloy, Chairperson of IMBA said “We had initially planned for 3 summer shows but due to other commitments taken on by our members this summer, the decision was reached that it would be more beneficial to all involved to run with two shows for this season. We look forward to the continued support of our members and will be working hard to ensure that we host two great events this summer. “

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