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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.


Visitors bring musical gifts for Welsh champion

March 31, 2023
Tredegar recently welcomed more visitors to its headquarters as it continues to inspire new voices and new players with its musical approach.


New leadership at Tredegar

March 10, 2023
Management changes at Tredegar sees a new Chairperson at the helm to drive further artistic success.


Huge RPS accolade for Higgins' Concerto Grosso

March 02, 2023
Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' has won one of the most prestigious awards in UK classical music.


Working 90th birthday for Buckley

February 18, 2023
C Brian Buckley celebrated his 90th birthday this week by doing what he enjoys best — putting something back into the brass band movement.


Tredegar to work with composers for contemporary festival

February 07, 2023
Six composers will work with Tredegar Band and the Vale of Glamorgan Festival to add new contemporary works for the medium.


Last bars of inspiration for Tredegar

February 01, 2023
There is still time to get your vote in to help support Tredegar Band claim the RPS 'Inspiration Award'.


RPS Award nomination for Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra'

January 26, 2023
Gavin Higgins' immense work is nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award — whilst conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Nardus Williams also gain recognition for their work.


Fountain and Tredegar ready for Concerto link

January 24, 2023
The principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to performing the famous Hummel 'Trumpet Concerto' with Tredegar Band at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.


Whit welcome for Collins at Tredegar

January 17, 2023
Composer Dave Collins enjoyed his recent visit up to Tredegar to hear the first performance of his new Whit Friday march.


Tredegar looks towards Fountain link at RNCM boosted by new signing

January 12, 2023
Tredegar returned to the New Year with Fountain focus for the RNCM and a new tuba player to add to the team.


Double celebrations for Fountain and Tredegar

December 30, 2022
'Keep the Music Playing' and 'Vaughan Williams on Brass' claim a memorable double triumph with 4BR and BBW award accolades.


2022 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2022
Tredegar's stunning rendition of 'So Spoke Albion' by Gavin Higgins has been voted as the contest performance of the year.

cd of the year

2022 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2022
The superb celebration of the brass music of Vaughan Williams by Tredegar Band conducted by Martyn Brabbins and Ian Porthouse is the CD of the Year.


Royal Philharmonic Society Award nomination for Tredegar Band

December 15, 2022
The artistic achievements of Tredegar Band in 2022 sees them nominated for the Royal Philharmonic Society 'Inspiration Award'.


On the fourth day of Christmas...

December 04, 2022
Tredegar signed a new euphonium player...


Tredegar pick up a penguin for BiC weekend .

November 18, 2022
From the Proms in London to the penguins of Antarctica via the Sage Gateshead and a premiere trip to Durham for Ian Porthouse and his band this weekend.

Sion Jones

New euph signing at Tredegar

October 27, 2022
Sion Rhys Jones returns on solo euphonium to Tredegar.


Dunne to tell his mental health story

October 25, 2022
A new regular blog will see the award winning tenor horn player Ross Dunne tell his mental health story to help others.

Van Looy

Tredegar add to star quality for National challenge

October 13, 2022
Euphonium virtuoso Glenn Van Looy returns to Tredegar to help with their Hyperlink Albert Hall challenge.


Tredegar sign Young Musician winner

October 11, 2022
The newly crowned BBC Young Musician 2002 award winner.

Black Dyke

Percussion team drives Black Dyke plaudits

May 31 • The percussion team at Black Dyke is winning a new cohort of Pondasher fans — and is looking for someone to join their ranks.

British Open

Book your place in comfort for the British Open

May 31 • The rooms4groups accommodation specialists have plenty of great deals for bands and their supporters for this year's British Open in Birmingham.

Band Supplies

Band Supplies early Summer deals

May 31 • There are some great deals to be bagged in time for the Summer from Band Supplies.


Top 10 success for Welsh youngsters

May 31 • The talented young Band Ysgol Bontnewydd ensemble has won the Urdd National Eisteddfod title for a record 10th time.

Boarshurst Silver Band - Tanunda Town Band

Wednesday 31 May • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 2 June • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Tintwistle Band

May 31 • Friendly 2nd section Northwest brass band have seats available for 2ndEuphonium, Baritone (seat negotiable), 2nd Horn and tuned percussion, rehearsals are 8 to 10pm Monday and Thursday, all seats required for summer concerts and beyond.

VBS Poynton Brass Band

May 31 • VBS Poynton Band. 2nd section; North West seek Basses and Trombone players. Currently rehearsing once a week (Thurs. 8-10pm). Fantastic opportunity to join the band and help move it forwards.

Longridge Band

May 30 • The Longridge Band require percussionists to join our friendly, hard-working band. We rehearse Wednesdays and Fridays in our own band room. We have a healthy balance of well attended local concerts and competitions planned for this year.

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor


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