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Bont makes virtual annual appeal

July 07, 2020
Pontardulais Town Band may have been unable to give a live annual concert this year, so they took an inventive virtual approach instead..


Pontardulais looks to next generation and beyond...

August 28, 2019
The Pontardulais Band will be hosting a free 'Open Day & Workshop' next month — targeted at getting the next generation of young brass players up and running...


Bugles Sang in Pontardulais as community commemorates sacrifce

November 16, 2018
A new work forms the centrepiece of the commemorative events in Pontardulais — led by a band that can now trace its history back to 1873.


Pontardulais hope to create bridge for new brass band talent

August 08, 2018
A new initiative led by Pontardulais Band hopes to inspire a new generation of brass and percussion players in West Wales


Shine as the lights for Pontardulais

May 29, 2018
There will no excuses for not being able to see what's written on the parts at Pontardulais in future.


Children in need at Pontardulais

January 26, 2018
An investment in youth has meant a need to meet demand in West Wales — and any help would be appreciated.


Welsh Arts Award for Pontardulais

November 17, 2011
The Pontardulais Band has been presented with the prestigious WS Gwynn Williams Cultural Award.


Bont still celebrating

March 29, 2010
The celebrations are still going strong in Pontardulais after their win at the Welsh Regional Championships in Swansea


Bont make history

December 01, 2009
Pontardulais — the band from the Bont are still celebrating their historic victory at Blaenavon.


Further foundation blocks put in place for Welsh banding

September 23 • Progress is being made to create a national representative body for the benefit of Welsh banding.

Latest COVID-19 update from BBE

September 22 • Brass Bands England has released the latest clarification received from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport that will affect English bands.


BBE offers broad picture of success at AGM

September 22 • The facts and figures of a year of resilience and stability were looked at in detail at the recent Brass Bands England Annual General Meeting.

Sunday Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

September 22 • Chris Helme continues to reach out across the world with his selection of brass band favourites.

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 9 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 10 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Chadderton Band

September 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.

Amesbury Town Band

September 16 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!

Bollington Brass Band

September 14 • To complete our band line up once COVID restrictions are lifted we require a Bass Trombone, Percussionist (Kit) and 2nd Baritone player. We practice Mon and Thurs 8-10pm at Bollington Arts Centre. (Nr Macclesfield/Stockport) Currently NW 1st Section.

John Ward

Conductor, Adjudicator


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