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Holy Cross Accordion Band Atticall

  • Income

    £9.8K

  • Spending

    £8.6K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 103895 Date registered. 02/12/2015

Public benefits

Youth Band that encourages the youth of the area to join a team and learn music by playing a number of various instruments or train to be a majorette or a flag carrier in the colour guard. Provides live entertainment To advance the education and raise the level of artistic taste of the general public in appreciation of music by performing

music of a high quality to a high standard through the medium of the accordion band. The band represents a symbolic symbol from their community when fully uniformed and taking parts in parades and competitions. The band has represented its community in various prestigious events such as The Rose of Tralee, St. Patrick's Day parades with the highlight of taking part in the national parade in Dublin and the Lord Mayor's parade in Belfast 2011 this was a monumental piece of history as it was the first time ever that a Marching Band was asked to participate. By participating in this event we have been used by Belfast City Council as a promotional tool for tourism on behalf of the Belfast City Council. The band enter competitions under the umbrella of the Ulster Marching Band Association and gain first in all parades and competitions. We are 3 years running Ulster Marching Champions and 1 year All Ireland Marching Band Champions, 3 prestigious Ulster Fleadh titles at Senior and Junior level followed on by 3 All Ireland Senior Fleadh Cheoil titles. The band receives a large number of invites yearly they play at various functions, play at various charity fun raisers and council events throughout the year raising money for local hospice services, chest heart & stroke, sending volunteers from local schools to Zambia and participating in cross community concerts organised by Kilkeel Presbyterian Church. The beneficiaries are the general public. There is no harm or private benefit flowing from the purposes.

What your organisation does

Holy Cross Band is a youth band that learns music and marching techniques and enters competitions and accepts invitations to participate in parades providing entertainment to the public.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of the arts, culture, heritage or science

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Arts
  • Community development
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 01 March 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

To advance the education of young people in Northern Ireland by the provision of an accordion marching band with the aim to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and as members of society: To advance the education and raise the level of artistic taste of the general public in appreciation of music by performing music of a high quality to a high standard through the medium of the accordion band.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

  • 3 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

  • Tel: 447789623582

Public address

  • Miss Shona Mcclelland, Atticall Community Centre, Tullyframe Road, Newry, County Down, BT34 4BZ

Trustee board

Trustee
Mr Tom Eakins
Mrs Sheila Colgan
Miss Shona Mcclelland

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