Official Statement from the Artane School of Music
In relation to the proposed motion to the Dublin South Area Committee by Councillor Mannix Flynn to change the name of the Artane Band
The Artane School of Music, from which the Artane Band is drawn, is a community based, voluntary organisation located in the North City Artane area from which it takes its name. Its mission is to provide education in music and musicianship, leadership and character formation for its members.
The Artane Band has a long and proud tradition of inclusive service to the local community from which it draws continuing and active support. We are proud to have the name of that community in the title of our school and on our flagship ensemble, The Artane Band.
Our School of Music operates to the highest musical standards for which it has received national and international acclaim. It is a source of pride that many of its past members gave gone on to achieve prominence in music and the arts in Ireland and beyond.
The Artane School of Music is currently engaged in a forward looking programme to enhance its facilities and range of services, incorporating exacting standards of governance and child protection.