Prizewinners - Limerick International Band Championship

Charlotte Catholic High School, North Carolina, USA were the overall winners of the 49th Limerick International Band Championship.

Charlotte Catholic High School, North Carolina, USA have been named as the overall winners of the 49th Limerick International Band Championship. Pic Sean Curtin True Media
Photo: Sean Curtin, True Media

The winners in the other categories were:

  • Best International Band – Slippery Rock University Marching Pride Band, Pennsylvania
  • Best Youth Band – Banna Chluain Meala, Clonmel
  • Best Local Band – Newcastle West Pipe Band
  • Best Musical Performance – The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, New Jersey
  • Best Uniform – Mullingar Town Band
  • Most Entertaining Performance – Clondalkin Youth Band
  • Special Judges’ Award (Pipe Band) – Killorglin and District Pipe Band
  • Special Judges’ Award – Friendship Band, Northern Ireland
  • Special Judges’ Award – Glen Ridge High School, New Jersey

2018 Winners

  • Overall Parade Champion: Youngsville High School, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Best International Band – Vestavia Hills High School Band, Alabama, USA
  • Best Youth Band – Clondalkin Youth Band, Dublin, Ireland Best Local Band – Newcastle West and District Pipe Band, Limerick, Ireland
  • Best Musical Performance – Trommlerzug und Musikkapelle Uffing, Germany
  • Best Uniform – Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps, Connecticut, USA
  • Most Entertaining Performance – The Friendship Band, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Special Judges Award – City of Limerick Pipe Band, Limerick, Ireland
  • Special Judges Award – St. Mary’s Prize Band, Limerick, Ireland
  • Special Judges Award – Banna Chluain Meala, Tipperary, Ireland

2017 Winners

  • Overall Parade Champion: Illinois State University, USA
  • Best International Band – Trommlerkorps ‘Gut Klang’
  • Best Youth Band – Mullingar Town Band
  • Best Local Band – Newcastle West and District Pipe Band
  • Best Musical Performance – Banna Chluain Meala, Clonmel
  • Best Uniform – Pyjama Band
  • Most Entertaining Performance – Clondalkin Youth Band
  • Special Judges Award – Friendship Band
  • Special Judges Award – City of Limerick Pipe Band
  • Special Judges Award – Redemptorist Centre of Music Concert Band, Limerick

2016 Winners

  • Overall Parade Champion: University of Missouri, USA
  • ​​Best International Band: The Old Dominion University  Monarch Marching Band, Virginia, USA
  • ​​Best Youth Band: Maghery Fife and Drum Band, Donegal
  • ​​Best Local Band: St Mary's Prize Band, Limerick
  • ​Best Uniform: Banna Chluain Meala, Co Tipperary
  • Best Musical Performance: Shorecrest High School, Washington
  • ​​Most Entertaining Performance: Smoky Hill High School, Band, USA
  • ​​Special Judges Award: Killorglin and District Pipe Band, Co Kerry
  • ​​Mayors Prize: Clondalkin Youth Band, Dublin
  • Most improved: Redemptorist Centre of Music, Limerick
  • Best Mixed Age: Dr O'Hurley Pipe Band, Cashel, Co Tipperary
  • Most Colourful: Mullingar Town Band, Co Westmeath

2015 Winners

  • Overall Parade Champion: University of Southern Mississippi, USA
  • Best International Band: Charlotte High School, USA
  • Best Youth Band: Maghery Fife & Drum Band - Donegal
  • Best Local Band: The Redemptorist Centre of Music Concert Band, Limerick
  • Best Musical Performance: Romford Drum & Trumpet Corp, England
  • Best Uniform: Clondalkin Youth Band
  • Most Entertaining Performance: Musikappel Garmisch, Germany
  • Special Judges Award: Friendship Band - Northern Ireland
  • Mayors Prize: Chicago Police Band, USA