International Band Championship
Monday 18th March 2013 @ 12pm
Twenty one marching bands featuring musicians from across Ireland, Europe and the USA will perform in Limerick for the 43rd International Band Championship which takes place in Limerick on Monday, 18th March 2013 at 12 noon.
More than 1000 musicians have been confirmed to take part in Ireland’s only international band competition which will feature a world class judging panel and attract thousands of spectators on to the streets of the Treaty city as part of the 2013 Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival.
Hundreds of musicians will compete for the title of 'Overall Parade Champion' held by last year’s winners, the 220 member University of Missouri Marching Band.
The Parade will be led by the Irish Army Band, the Band of the First Southern Brigade and will start at the Crescent on O’Connell Avenue at 12 noon on Monday, 18th March and end in Arthur’s Quay with a free concert for the public in Arthur’s Quay Park.
The winners will be announced in Arthur’s Quay after the display. Prizes will be awarded for the overall champions, best uniforms, best musical performance, best Irish band, most entertaining performance, best local band, best international band and the special judges’ award.