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Busy Welsh time for City of Cardiff

The players of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) organisation has been pretty busy of late — from Fishgaurd to Denbigh.

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The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) organisation has certainly enjoyed a successful summer.

Sell out

A sell out gala concert at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff was followed by their M1 and M2 bands claiming podium prizes at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Denbigh.

Meanwhile, four young players performed with the National Youth Band of Wales on their annual course, whilst the band also announced the appointment of Composer in Residence Dave Collins and the commissioning of a new work to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Senghenydd mining disaster.

Talented quartet

Trombone players Josh Herman and Rowan Hunter and percussionists Heledd Gwynant and Sam Herman proudly performed with the National Youth Band in concerts under the baton of Stephen Cobb at the Fishguard International Music Festival and Aberystwyth Musicfest.

I’m so proud of them. Each one is an exceptionally strong musician and brings a great deal to the band. I’m really pleased they have been able to show off their talents on a national stageMD, Gareth Ritter

Proud

M1 conductor Gareth Ritter told 4BR: "I’m so proud of them. Each one is an exceptionally strong musician and brings a great deal to the band. I’m really pleased they have been able to show off their talents on a national stage."

The quartet returned home just in time for the National Eisteddfod, with City of Cardiff M2 becoming Second Section ‘National’ champion, and M1 just missing out on making it a hat trick of ‘National’ wins.

Mining anniversary

Later in the year, the anniversary of the Senghenydd disaster will be commemorated by the senior M1 Band through the performance of a work sponsored by Ty Cerdd and written by Bangor based composer Owain Llwyd, with lyrics by Emyr Edwards.

The band will be joined by a children’s choir to perform the work on 9th November.



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Concert - Brass in Concert Gala Concert

Friday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


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Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR


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Saturday 18 November • Billingham Forum Theatre. Queensway. Stockton-on-Tees. TS23 2LJ


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Saturday 18 November • Elsecar Heritage Centre (Ironworks), Barnsley S74 8HJ


Cory Band - Brass in Concert Gala Concert

Saturday 18 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


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November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


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November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger