facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

New direction signs on M2 and M5

Two young conductors will take charge of directing the musical traffic at the City of Cardiff M2 & M5 bands.

City of Cardiff

 

City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band has announced the recruitment of two new conductors to their organisation.

Talented brace

A brace of talented young musicians in the shape of Robin Hackett and Jake Pritchard will take the batons at their M2 and newly formed M5 community bands.

Robin has recently been working successfully with Newport Borough Band, whilst Jake has been instrumental in helping rejuvenate Cwmbran Brass.

Guide

M2 recently won the Third Section title at the Welsh League contest in Burry Port to add to their trophy haul this contesting season, and Robin now comes just in time to guide them in their preparations for next year.

He told 4BR: "I’m looking forward to the challenge of working with the band and building on the hard work and success of the previous conductors Dewi Griffiths and Gareth Ritter."

Community

The M5 community band was only launched last week with the first rehearsal attended by 21 new players. Jake will now prepare the band for their inaugural concert in a couple of months.

He told 4BR: "I’m really excited to be involved with the City of Cardiff organisation and making great music with such enthusiastic players with the new M5 community band."

Robin and Jake are two of the brightest young conductors around. With Carol Flanary-Davies taking M3 and Gareth Jones M4, we have a dream team of energetic conductors to take this organisation forwardGareth Ritter

Delight

M1’s MD Gareth Ritter also expressed his delight at the appointments, when adding: "Robin and Jake are two of the brightest young conductors around. With Carol Flanary-Davies taking M3 and Gareth Jones M4, we have a dream team of energetic conductors to take this organisation forward."



LBBA

Results: 2017 LBBA Open

November 23 • Wantage leads the prize winners at the Leicestershire BBA Open contest


Northop

Report & Results: 2017 North Wales BBA Rally

November 23 • Northop gains confidence a boost as it eyes 2018 Area qualification, whilst there are wins for Porthaethwy Menai Bridge, Northop Training, Beaumaris Youth and Llangollen in a great day of competition in Ruthin.


radio

Brass bands feature on BBC Radio 4 flagship news programme

November 22 • There was a feature item on the perception of brass bands on the Radio 4 flagship evening news programme PM today...


gbba

Report & Results: 2017 GBBA March & Own Choice contest

November 22 • Forest of Dean Brass lead the way in an encouraging day of contesting in Cheltenham.


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator