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Llwydcoed end on season high

The Llwydcoed Band has ended the 2010 season on something of a high.



The Llwydcoed Band has ended 2010 on a high with the news that they have gained both domestic and National promotion to the Second Section.

Impressive performances

It follows the band’s impressive performances over the past two year’s, including a 4th place finish at the Lower Section National Finals in Harrogate in September.

As well as a successful domestic contest campaign that saw them crowned Welsh League champion in the Third Section, the band has also increased its local community profile with the forthcoming launch of a new Junior Band in February 2011.

Like all successful outfits, the band put in hours of rehearsal, practice and travelling to make all this possibleChairman, Kevin Johnson

Local community

Band Chairman Kevin Johnson told 4BR: "The local community has played an important part in this achievement and we would like to thank them for their support. Like all successful outfits, the band put in hours of rehearsal, practice and travelling to make all this possible."

Busy year ahead

A busy year lies ahead for the band withy an early season outing at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship in Skegness to look forward to, as well as their second CD launch and a tour to Germany—for a Teutonic version of ‘Brassed Off!

Kevin concluded, "We are not looking to consolidate but to continue to grow as a band. We know if we stand still events will overtake us and we will be left behind."


Hancock joins IBBSS tutor team

January 21 • Black Dyke star Zoe Hancock has joined the world class team of tutors at the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea.


Seymour heads to Europe with top-six finish on his mind

January 21 • The experienced conductor Alan Seymour has taken the led as the new MD of BMP Goodshaw Band with the aim of claiming a top-six finish at the North West Area.


Wigston sponsorship link to provide community opportunities

January 21 • A new sponsorship link between Wigston Band and well known funeral directors G. Seller & Co. Ltd hopes to provide exciting musical opportunities for the local community.


Death of Graham Fitzpatrick

January 21 • The death has been announced of the former Parc & Dare solo horn player Graham Fitzpatrick.

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January 21 • We are a friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading. We look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, both front and back row, baritones and BBb bass..

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January 21 • Training band musical director.. . Musical director required for our recently formed training band to start from February or as soon as possible.. Rehearsals are Mondays 5.45 -6.45pm and the first Saturday of the month 10 -11am

Northop Silver Band

January 21 • 2017 National Eisteddfod winners and Band Cymru semi-finalists are seeking applications for an assistant principle cornet, Bb Bass and a Baritone to help us fulfil our potential under our new MD John Doyle. . Easy travel links, located just off the A55.

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator