North Antrim Bands Forum Created
On Thursday 1st December a number of band members from North Antrim came together to discuss the needs of marching bands in the area and the possibility of setting up a bands forum.
The following bands had representatives in attendance. POTP Armoy, Ballymaconnelly SOC, Crown Defenders Cloughmills, Eden Acc, Dunloy Acc, Dunaghy FB and Bushside FB
Those in attendance received a presentation from Valerie Quinn, Chairperson of the Confederation of Ulster Bands (CUB) on the present situation regarding bands and band forums throughout NI. She explained that there now exists 16 local band forums under CUB and each have two representatives feeding in.
Attendees then undertook a SWOT analysis of the marching bands situation in North Antrim.
In principle it was agreed that the formation of a bands forum in North Antrim would be positive and should be further discussed among other local bands.
Therefore a position paper has been produced and is being circulated to all are catchment bands. Once recieved if you could take it to your band for discussion preferably prior to the next meeting which will be held on Thursday 2nd February 2012 at 7.30pm in the Imperial Bar, Main Street, Ballymoney.
If your band is unable to meet prior to the next meeting please ensure you have at least one representative there.
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