facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us

*
banner

Tredegar to provide Gala Concert entertainment at UniBrass Championship

The artistically inventive Welsh band will provide the Gala Concert entertainment at the 2019 UniBrass Championships in Bangor.

Tredegar
  Tredegar has gained a renowned reputation for artistic innovation and invention

It's been announced that the entertainment at the Gala Concert of the 2019 UniBrass Championships will be provided by Tredegar Band under MD Ian Porthouse.

Eclectic repertoire

Fresh from their critically acclaimed concert performance at the Austrian National Championship as part of the 2018 Linz Festival of Brass, the band will take to the stage at Pontio's Theatr Bryn Terfel in Bangor on Saturday 2nd February to showcase their typically eclectic concert repertoire.

The UniBrass Gala Concert has become one of the key attractions of the contest, which aims to round off the event with an inspirational performance from one of the UK's finest elite level bands.

Tredegar has gained a renowned reputation for their inventive artistic approach, which over the last few years has included appearances on 'Britain's Got Talent' to 'Band Cymru', the BAFTA Award winning film 'Pride', playing alongside Tim Minchin at The Old Vic in London to the NHS 70th anniversary celebrations at the Houses of Parliament.

Excited

Sam Hartharn-Evans, UniBrass Organising Committee Chair told 4BR: "With 2019 seeing UniBrass come to Wales, Tredegar was an obvious choice to showcase the best of Welsh brass banding entertainment. We're really excited to see what they have in store for us."

With 2019 seeing UniBrass come to Wales, Tredegar was an obvious choice to showcase the best of Welsh brass banding entertainment. We're really excited to see what they have in store for usUniBrass 2019

Enjoy themselves

In response MD Ian Porthouse said: "We're delighted to be able to perform at the UniBrass Championships — especially as they are being held in Wales.

There is always a fantastic atmosphere and a sense of inclusion at the event, and we aim to round the contest day off with plenty of great music to ensure everyone can enjoy themselves well into the night!"

Tickets will go on sale via the Pontio website on 7th December.

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    



Awards

2018 4BR Awards: The Nominations

December 18 • The 'long list' of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges have been released.


Champion

Four Christmas Cracker mutes from Band Supplies

December 18 • There is a fantastic Christmas selection box of cornet/trumpet mutes from Band Supplies — all at brilliant money saving prices too.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 18 • Plenty of festive music on the menu from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire


Circus

Get the Sparke treatment on The Greatest Showman

December 18 • Philip Sparke has produced a fantastic new arrangement of the theme song from 'The Greatest Showman'.


Enderby Band - Enderby Band Christmas Concert

Monday 17 December • Enderby Church. Corner of Leicester Lane/Blaby Road. Enderby. Leicestershire LE19 4AR


Foden's Band - Little Lever High School

Tuesday 18 December • Little Lever High School ,Church Street, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1BT


The Wigston Band - The Wigston Band Christmas Concert

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 20 December • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street SE10 9BJ


The Wigston Band -

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA


Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

December 18 • Haslingden & Helmshore, North West 1st Section Brass Band. . MD Mr. Simon Cowen (Principal Trombone with RLPO) . Require 2 front row Cornet players & Percussionist to complete the band. . A very sensible mix of engagements with rehearsals every Tuesday 8pm


Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band

December 18 • We have a vacancy for a Soprano and BBb Bass to complete the line up for the areas. Nice Schilke Sop sat waiting for the right person! The band currently competes in the 2nd Section and has a full program of concerts and contests.


The Corsham Band

December 18 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. Second or Third Cornet position available.


Paul Andrews


Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff