Band members come from all walks of life - men, women, boys, girls, professionals, farmers and tradesmen. Most indeed were born into a house already smitten with the banding bug!

Apart from competitions, the band is regularly requested to play in concerts, park engagements, church services - as well as leading  parades to organisations' church services and traditional parades.

The band has also made numerous radio broadcasts over the last thirty-five years - and two television appearances.

The range of music is vast - marches, selections from well known musicals, Irish traditional music, and of course, competition test pieces are invariably from the classical repertoire.

Ballygowan Flute Band rehearses most Tuesday evenings, and approaching major events may get together two or even three times per week. Due to the foresight of the members in the early twentieth century, we own our own premises.