facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

New body to run National Youth Band of Wales

National Youth Arts Wales is to take over the running of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales following their concert this weekend.

Dewi Griffiths
  The National Youth Band of Wales will perform in St Asaph this weekend with Dewi Griffiths as soloist

The National Youth Brass Band of Wales is to be run by a new organisation.

The final concert under the auspices of Ty Cerdd will take place in St Asaph Cathedral this Saturday (16th September) directed by Ian Porthouse. It will then be taken over by a newly formed body, National Youth Arts Wales.

35 years

Formed in 1982 by the Welsh Amateur Music Federation, which merged with other bodies to become Ty Cerdd in 2004, the National Youth Band has provided wonderful musical opportunities for the most talented brass and percussion players in the country for 35 years.

It has been led by outstanding conductors and featured world class soloists, and has been responsible for the commissioning of works from internationally recognised composers such as Alun Hoddinott, Mervyn Burtch, Hilary Tann and this year's composer-in-residence, Rhian Samuel.

Proud

Deborah Keyser, Director of Ty Cerdd, told 4BR: "We are immensely proud of the work Ty Cerdd has delivered with, and for, Wales's very best young musicians over quarter of a century.

It's been an immense privilege to play such an important part in their musical development and to provide them with such valuable and enjoyable experiences.

We wish National Youth Arts Wales every success as they take over this important work, and look forward to supporting them to engage with Welsh music and composers."

She added: "While we'll miss delivering the ensembles, we are excited about the opportunity it provides for us to work with new groups of children and young people around Wales.

The nation has a rich musical heritage and we look forward to engaging with young people across the nation."

It's been an immense privilege to play such an important part in their musical development and to provide them with such valuable and enjoyable experiencesDeborah Keyser, Director of Ty Cerdd

St Asaph

The final concert under the aegis of TÅ· Cerdd takes place at the North Wales International Music Festival in St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday 16th September,

Conducted by Ian Porthouse, the band will feature Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man', William Mathias's 'Vivat Regina', and 'Taliesin', a new work written by Rhian Samuel. The featured soloist is Dewi Griffiths, who will perform the Edward Gregson 'Cornet Concerto'.

Tickets:

Full details and tickets: http:/­/­nwimf.com/­2017/­1930-national-youth-brass-band-of-wales



Brass Band World

Brass Band World September Edition now out

September 22 • The banding world's top magazine is out now — and packed to the gunnels with news, views, opinions, reviews, articles, features, spotlights, ranking and fun...


Camera

Bolsover Festival ready for worldwide broadcast

September 21 • 48 bands will be able to perform to the world at the Bolsover Festival of Brass this year — and you can enjoy it by just one click of your mouse...


fLEMISH oPEN

Flemish Open — open for entries

September 21 • The 2018 Flemish Open is offering a warm welcome, great organisation and a generous prize pot for bands wishing to showcase their entertainment.


Hands

St Austell welcomes new resident

September 21 • The St Austell Band in Cornwall has welcomed the experienced David Nicholson as its new resident conductor.


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Symphonic Brass

Friday 22 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. opp. Reserved. London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Severn Tunnel Band -

Friday 22 September • Caldicot Choir Hall NP26 5DD


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Wakefield Cathedral

Saturday 23 September • Westmorland St, Wakefield WF1 1PJ


Black Dyke Band - Lucerne Switzerland

Saturday 23 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6002


East Anglian Brass Band Association - Fodens

Sunday 24 September • Hewett Academy, Norwich NR1 2PL


Bedford Town Band

September 22 • Bedford Town Band (London and SC) a friendly, ambitious and sociable 1st section band with a varied programme of concerts, events, and contests planned; currently have a vacancy for a B flat Bass player.


Chelmsford Silver Band

September 22 • Chelmsford Silver Band requires a Bb bass player and a Solo Cornet player. A non-contesting band, established for over 50 years and enjoy a good reputation performing at local and regional events plus organizing our own concerts.


West Yorkshire Police Band

September 22 • We require Basses both Eb and Bb to strengthen the section ready for the move to 2nd Section in 2018. Many prestigious engagements planned. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursdays just off Jct 41 M1 from 8pm.


Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist