Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.Plato
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© Leixlip Community Youth Band 2022
The Leixlip Community Youth Band was set up in September 2018. Our members are aged from 8 to 18 years and play a variety of musical instruments, including percussion, string, woodwind, keyboard and brass. Our Community Band is all about playing Music, being involved in a wonderful and inclusive Community group, growing and developing Creativity and Skills...........and You!!! The ethos of the Leixlip Community Youth Band is one of acceptance, awareness, personal development and inclusivity. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits for health and happiness. Music enables every young person to open up to creativity, to experience the joy and fun of trying a new activity, learning a new skill, making new friends and connections. Members of the LYCB enjoy participating in performance concerts and various events throughout the year
Calling all young musicians to join our Leixlip Community Youth Band! Rehearsals : Mondays 6 45pm to 8 00pm Venue : Leixlip Community and Youth Centre, Newtown House, Captain's House, Leixlip. Music Director : Maeve Townsend Contact: 0872376752
Community Grant Scheme 2019
How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity | Brain Pickings Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout… Playing an instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once — especially the visual, auditory, and motor cortices. And, as in any other workout, disciplined, structured practice in playing music strengthens those brain functions, allowing us to apply that strength to other activities… Playing music has been found to increase the volume and activity in the brain’s corpus callosum — the bridge between the two hemispheres — allowing messages to get across the brain faster and through more diverse routes. This may allow musicians to solve problems more effectively and creatively, in both academic and social settings. ….. click for more
LCYB musicians at our first rehearsal in Confey College

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