Matthew Newell 6th class



The Artane Band was founded in 1872 it celebrates its 150th year anniversary in the Mahony Hall at the Helix on April 12th conducted by Ronan O'Reilly.

The Artane Band used to be called The Artane Boys Band where only boys were allowed to join but now it is now named The Artane Band and has been  allowing girls to join since 2004.

The Artane School of Music has multiple bands including 

Intro to Band 

Junior Band  

Cadet Band

The Concert Band (The Artane Band) 

The Artane Senior Band

The band has been playing for the GAA matches since 1886.


I joined the band when I was 8 and I went straight to The Junior Band because Intro to Band was for younger people. My first proper concert in The Junior Band was in The National Concert Hall. After that I mainly did the likes of Christmas concerts in The Artane School of Music and because of Covid 19 I never really was in the Cadet Band because the Cadet Band and The Concert Band (they are the ones that march in Croke Park) kinda joined forces and practised together. They also performed together and now everybody just thinks of them as The Concert Band.

Matthew playing at the recent Munster Hurling final in Semple Stadium, Thurles.


I played my first concerts in The Concert Band last  weekend. On Saturday I played two matches at Croke Park.The first one was The Joe Mcdonagh Cup Final with a crowd of 3,000 and the second was The Leinster Hurling Final with around 15,000.On sunday we travelled up to Thurles in Co.Tipperary to play The Munster Hurling Final with a crowd of 46,000!

I love drums and percussion because it isn't just drum kits it's also every instrument you play  using primarly your hands like cymbals,gongs,maracas, all that type of stuff.One day I hope I’ll have my own band!

May has been a busy month in school!
School Tours. Green Team have been planting in our NEW Garden Beds.


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LEGO Exhibition - 31st March - 1st April 2022
"It was awesome!!!!"


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“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam.”
Pádraig Pearse

Márta 2022


Márta 2022

Book Week - January 24th - 28th 2022

Reading a Book
Bedtime Story

Authors/Illustrators -  virtually visiting the children are Gerry Daly, Donna David, Sarah Bowie, Jane Landy, Lucinda Jacob, Alan Nolan, Maeve Devoy and Dave Rudden.

Dress Up Friday - As a Character you like from any book!

"In our school, we value the uniqueness and importance of every human being.  We recognise the rights of our children to equal access to all education in our own school, our community and in society as a whole.  We will strive to have all our children realise their full potential in a happy caring environment.  We will endeavour to develop a sense of responsibility and adaptability for a changing world.  We will work towards cultivating a positive self-worth and respect for the importance of each individual and each community. We will promote a cooperative spirit and good, independent work habits."


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