Greater Gwent Youth Band Festival

Details have been released of the forthcoming Festival to be held in Crosskeys, South Wales.


The Annual Greater Gwent Youth Brass Bands Festival will take place at Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys College on Saturday 26th January.

With an excellent entry of twenty two youth bands for the day coming from Mid, South and West Wales, Swindon, Forest of Dean, Cheshire and Dorset, Section 3 (non-competitive) will start at 9.00am, Section 2 at 9.20am and Section 1 at 1.45pm.

Bands in section 3 will play an entertainment programme of no more than 15 minutes and bands in section 2 and 1 will play an entertainment programme of no more than 20 minutesorganisers


The adjudicator for sections 3 and 2 will be Simone Rebello and section 1 will be Ian Brownbill.

The compere for the day will be David Hayward. Bands in section 3 will play an entertainment programme of no more than 15 minutes and bands in section 2 and 1 will play an entertainment programme of no more than 20 minutes.

All youth bands are also allowed to play six adults.

Line up of bands:

Section 3:
Cwmtawe Training

Section 2:
Cwmbran Youth, Blaenavon Town Youth, Crosskeys Silver Youth, Cinderford Academy, North Powys County Youth, Cwmtawe Youth, Bassaleg School, Sherborne Town Youth, Caerleon School

Section 1:
Newport Borough, Chepstow Town, Lydbrook Training, Usk Youth, Aberystwyth Youth, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Youth, Lions Youth, Great Western Youth, Severn Tunnel, Rogerstone Youth, Mid-Rhondda Juniors, Abergavenny Youth

Ticket details

Anyone wanting a super day out can listen to twenty two brass band concerts for £3 adults and £2 concessions for the whole day. Tickets will be available on the day.

The times of the bands performances can be found on www.gwentmusic.net

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