In The News: Athlone Ravens To Make History At European Championships
The Athlone Ravens Marching Band is set to make history this year by becoming the first junior Irish marching band ever to compete at the Drum Corps European Championships in Holland.
The Ravens are two-time All-Ireland champions and the impressive standard of the band?s U2-inspired show in 2010 enabled it to qualify for the European Championships which take place on September 24 next.
The local group is now looking forward to flying the flag for Athlone and Ireland at the big event. It?s expected to be the highlight of a momentous 2011 for the group, which will also perform at upcoming St Patrick?s Day festivities as well as at this summer?s Rose of Tralee festival.
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