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More new players found on M4 extension

April 11, 2013
There is yet another extension of playing talent at the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band with a new M4 Band debut.


M4 extension in South Wales

December 28, 2012
The musical roadworks continue to grow for the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band.


All roads lead to victory for MI, 2 & 3

November 23, 2011
There was a very speacial hat trick of wins at the SEWBBA Contest for the City of Cardiff Melingriffith Bands.


Top Welsh conducting award for Griffiths

November 23, 2011
Dewi Griffiths has been named as the 2011 Welsh Conductor of the Year.


M1, M2 and M3 motorway to success

October 11, 2011
The roadway to success continues for the bands in the burgeoning Melingriffth set up.

Dewi Griffiths

 M2 success for Griffiths

September 27, 2011
4BR talks to National Fourth Section winning conductor Dewi Griffiths of Melingriffith 2 Band.


Firsts for City of Cardiff

June 17, 2011
A great year is being given extra sparkle for City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) as they become the first brass band to appear in the Welsh capital's new concert hall.


Open House in Cardiff

February 15, 2011
City of Cardiff open the doors ahead of Miners Eisteddfod assault.


Future buds at City of Cardiff

September 24, 2010
A future generation of buddding young musical talent is set to be planted at City of Cardiff.

Melingriffith Band

Celebrations for M2

August 5, 2010
The new generation of young players at City of Cardiff (Melingriffith 2) have had plenty to celebrate at the National Eisteddfod of Wales last weekend.


Marshall Masterclass in Wales

July 3, 2010
If you are in and around the Cardiff area this Saturday then get along and enjoy a masterclass from Richard Marshall

Dewi Griffith

Mel & Griff

February 25, 2010
Dewi Griffiths takes up the baton at City of Cardiff (Melingriffith 2) Band.


M2 on the march

December 2, 2009
The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith 2) Brass Band is on the march!


 Success Rit large for Welsh conductor

November 24, 2009
4BR talks to the 2009 Welsh Conductor of the Year, Gareth Ritter.


2x2 for Melingriffith

November 19, 2009
The famous Welsh banding name has an extra dimension from next year — a fully fledged competing youth band.

City of Cardiff with silverware

Results: Nationals — Section 2

September 26, 2009
Full results for the Second Section, National Finals of Great Britain 2009 from Harrogate's International Centre.


Clean Sweep for City of Cardiff

November 20, 2008
The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band recently completed a clean sweep as they became Welsh League Champion.

Alexander Rees

Alex does it again!

October 6, 2008
Young sop star does it again. Have we found the new Peter Roberts?


Brassed off — not quite!

June 20, 2008
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band


New and old at City of Cardiff

February 6, 2008
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band gain new faces and honour some older ones too.

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU

Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ

Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.

West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher