Sounds Ensemble was set up by Terry Clancy in 2004, to provide opportunities for the mature adult, to learn to read and play music. There are no auditions, just an enthusiasm to join with us and play. Making music with others, is music shared and it creates a bond between the members to do the best they can to enhance the band.
Rehearsals take place every Wednesday evening, 7.45 to 9.15 and a wide ranging repertoire is covered. From Bach to the Beatles, with scores that are very manageable by beginners as well as seasoned players. All are catered for.
Our main performance outlets are all geared towards charitable organisations, and all monies are donated to the various charities. To date we have raise money for RNLI; Simon; ARC; and have also performed for many others such as Jack & Jill, Moldova Project, Hope Foundation, and for any particular project which may need our assistance.
In 2018 the 3 T’s, Turn the Tide on Suicide, was added to our portfolio, raising nearly €4000 for them in the Civic Theatre.
New members are always welcome, and if you don't play but would like to learn, please get in touch with us and we would be delighted to advise you how to start. There is only one qualification needed, and that is Enthusiasm.
Terry Clancy, Musical Director
Terry Clancy M.A., Sounds Ensemble's Conductor and Musical Director, spent his early years with the Defence Forces School of Music.
A member of the Army No. 1 Band, he was appointed Senior Woodwind Instructor, and took on the role of developing young musicians for a professional career in the Army School of Music.
At one time, the Army Bands were the biggest employer of professional musicians in the country, having four military bands, Dublin, Cork, Curragh & Athlone, alongside the training school in Rathmines.
He was also teaching in various Secondary and Primary schools such as Castleknock College, Templeogue College, St. Brigid’s Foxrock, but decided to devote his experiences to encouraging the “mature” generation to renew their interest in partaking in and enjoying music.
That’s why “Sounds Ensemble” became a reality.
It allows those opportunities and it is something everyone can enjoy no matter what their abilities. He believes music should be “Fun” with a capital F.