Mullingar Town Band are set undergo huge renovations to their Band Hall in Mullingar over the coming months as over €401,000 of LEADER 2014-2020 grant aid has been awarded towards the Band halls facelift.
Mullingar Town Band has a long history and association with Mullingar. Founded in 1879 it is deeply embedded in the culture of the town. They have occupied their current facility for over 40 years’.
Renovations to the hall will provide a fit for purpose building, suitable for existing and proposed Band and community activity. The hall space will be redesigned for increased use from the same square footage to maximise teaching and practice space. It will provide disabled access, sufficient and appropriate storage which will be suitable for children to access instruments. It will ensure an environmentally sustainable building seeing the installation of include triple glazing, zoned heating and LED lighting. These features will also significantly reduce running costs. It will facilitate the use of digital technology for teaching providing state of the art facilities for band members and the wider community. The refurbishment will provide a social space for members to socialise before and after practice which will further develop a sense of band community.