Band Director of 58 years standing Hubert Magee has announced his retirement from the position as Band Director of Mullingar Town Band. His daughter Kim, who has been assistant director and field commander of the band's show corps Celtic Crusaders for a number of years now, has been appointed Band Director of Mullingar Town Band.

Band Director of 58 years standing Hubert Magee has announced his retirement from the position as Band Director of Mullingar Town Band. His daughter Kim, who has been assistant director and field commander of the band's show corps Celtic Crusaders for a number of years now, has been appointed Band Director of Mullingar Town Band.

Upon being advised of his decision, the Committee of Mullingar Town Band on behalf of all the membership, has acknowledged Hubies exceptional distinguished service to Mullingar Town Band by bestowing upon him the life time honour of Band Director Emeritus. Kim Magee takes up the baton as the first female Band Director of Mullingar Town Band and brings a vast wealth of expertise and experience to her new post.

Mullingar Town band was founded as a Holy Family Confraternity Band in 1879. When Hubie became director in 1957 the band had fallen to just 4 members. Today Mullingar Town band is recognized as one of the most successful musical organisations in Ireland with a membership of over 150 between trainee classes, marching band and concert band. There is no doubt that Hubies incredible drive and dedication has been instrumental to the bands success. The band continue to live by his motto, to Educate, to Entertain, and to Elevate.