"The Irish army is looking for boys who are musical and would like to train in the Army School of Music."

In 1922, General Richard Mulcahy had the idea for an Army School of Music, training bands to "dispense music and musical understanding to the people". In 1923, Colonel Fritz Brase, Royal Music Director at Berlin Academy, was recruited to set up the project.  Between 1924 and 1936, a school and four bands were established.  The bands flourish today and apart from military ceremonial music, they play a wide range of music at concerts, ballet and opera.

St Patrick's Day Parade