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Return signings for Tredegar

May 23, 2024
Tredegar Band welcomes back two former players to the ranks ahead of a busy schedule.

Tredegar Band

Holst anniversary to be celebrated with new recording

May 21, 2024
The 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Holst is being marked by a CD release by Tredegar Band featuring new editions of works.

Oliie Cordner

New cornet addition welcomed at Tredegar

April 16, 2024
Ahead of their European assault, Tredegar welcomes the signing of cornet player Ollie Cordner.


Triptych preview for Tredegar

March 14, 2024
The defending Welsh Champion will host Parc & Dare and Crosskeys Silver for a special Area preview evening in Tonyrefail on Friday evening.


Colour and style for Voigt recording with Tredegar

February 28, 2024
German horn student Anabel Voigt has taken to the studio with Welsh champion Tredegar to record works for her final year CD project.


Interview with Ian Porthouse and Matthias Hofs

January 31, 2024
4BR talks to Tredegar MD, Ian Porthouse and soloist Matthias Hofs at the 2024 RNCM International Brass Band Festival.


Youth connection as Tredegar kick start 2024

January 15, 2024
Welsh champion finds extra concert support with the youngsters of North Powys Youth Band as they start their 2024 concert season in mid-Wales.


New Year signings to make Newtown debuts with Tredegar

January 12, 2024
Welsh champion kick off a busy 2024 with new signings in the ranks


Tredegar look back as well as forward at awards night

January 09, 2024
The Welsh champion looked back on 2023 as well as forward to the new season at their recent awards night get together.


Ben and Em head for Oz

January 06, 2024
Tredegar baritone player Ben Stratford and partner Emily Brown head to Australia — although they will be keeping in touch with the Welsh champions.

Dewi Griffiths

Mercer & Barker welcomes Griffiths

December 13, 2023
Tredegar's principal cornet player Dewi Griffiths has been welcomed as a performance artist with Mercer & Barker Mouthpieces.

Alan Winstone

Death of Alan Winstone

November 02, 2023
The death has been announced of the former Tredegar Band principal cornet player Alan Winstone.


Closing date looms for Royal Philharmonic Society Awards

September 24, 2023
Nominations have to be in by 27th September for the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.

St David's Hall

St David's Hall shuts due to safety checks

September 08, 2023
The Welsh venue that has hosted two European Championships and the recent Cardiff Singer of the World competition will close for four weeks to carry out concrete safety checks.


Musical link strengthened between Tredegar and Amersham

July 05, 2023
Two bands to continue to gain inspiration from the foundation of their work in the community and beyond.


Sky Arts Classical Music Award for Gavin Higgins' Concerto Grosso

July 03, 2023
Gavin Higgins' 'remarkable artistic collaboration' between the National Orchestra of Wales and Tredegar Band has won the 2023 South Bank Sky Arts Classical Music Award.


Tredegar develops composer connections

June 27, 2023
The Welsh champion continues to work with six composers as part of its project with the Vale of Glamorgan Contemporary Music Festival.


Higgins' Concerto Grosso nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award

June 19, 2023
Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' has been nominated for a Classical Music South Bank Sky Arts Award.


Goldscheider and Higgins link with Tredegar for London concert

June 08, 2023
Two of the UKs leading award winning artists link up with Welsh champion for their performance in the heart of London this weekend.


New solo horn at Tredegar

June 07, 2023
Jack Lythaby moves up to take on the solo horn role with the Welsh champion.


Celebration for Tredegar as Whit Friday debut beckons

May 19, 2023
The Welsh Champion will help celebrate an important political life this weekend as well as anniversaries before looking ahead to a debut appearance at the Whit Friday contests.


Euro drop-in for Tredegar

April 26, 2023
Welsh Champion holds open drop-in rehearsal this Sunday ahead of their Malmo challenge.


Tredegar honour stalwart

April 21, 2023
The Welsh Champion broke off their European preparations to ensure that they celebrated the 90th birthday of a remarkable stalwart.

Tredegar was crowned Welsh Champion for a 14th time

World Rankings: April update

April 08, 2023
A busy start to the contest season sees Cory, as ever, at the head of the Band Supplies — 4Barsrest World Rankings, but the gap to Foden's continues to narrow!


Parker to give Heritage Euph premiere at RBC

April 04, 2023
American composer Anthony Barfield's Heritage Euphonium Concerto is to be performed at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Whit Friday

Results: 2024 Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday

May 25 • The results of the Whit Friday contests in Saddleworth & Oldham will appear here as soon as they are officially released.

Whit Friday

Results: 2024 Tameside Whit Friday

May 25 • The results of the Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band contests will appear here as soon as they are officially released.


Cross channel battles for French Open titles

May 23 • The Flowers Band will head to Amboise next month to regain the French Open title in the heart of the Loire Valley.


Texas quartet to provide day of British brass band tradition

May 23 • Four Texan brass bands will provide a day long celebration of the British brass band tradition this weekend.

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Thurlston Band

Sunday 2 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ

Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF

Chiltern Hills Brass

May 25 • Seeking players! Chiltern Hills Brass are looking for new friends to fill vacant euph, front row cornet, and 2nd trombone chairs. We look forward to meeting you - come along to a rehearsal in High Wycombe to try us out.

Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a SOLO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.

Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a REPIANO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


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