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Give me sunshine...

July 29, 2020
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band brings some musical sunshine to help a great fund raising campaign for a pioneering charity based in Cardiff.


Cardiff

Cardiff welcomes new flugel appointment

July 15, 2020
Cerys Hughes has joined the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band on flugel horn as the band looks to build for the future.


Signings

Talented quartet joins City of Cardiff ranks

August 25, 2019
The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band has welcomed four new talented players to their ranks.


Martyn Ford

Ford invests in Cardiff

June 09, 2019
One Ford investment that will be made in Wales comes with the appointment of the new conductor at Melingriffith 2 (M2) Band.


Niegl SEAMN

Seaman takes leave for new ventures

January 25, 2019
Nigel Seaman has ended his musical association with City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) as he seeks new ports of call.


Bond

Bond takes up Cardiff residency for 2019

December 24, 2018
Christopher Bond has been appointed the new resident conductor of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band.


Cardiff

Musicwearetc enjoys tie up

October 14, 2018
Musicwearetc enjoyed providing a great tie up to the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band


Powell

Famous Welsh name returns to the Albert Hall

October 05, 2018
The Melingriffith Band will appear on the Albert Hall stage after an absence of nearly 50 years this weekend.


Garry Cutt

Cutt above the rest for City of Cardiff

January 25, 2018
The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band hopes that their link with Garry Cutt for the Welsh Regional contest will lead to Albert Hall qualification over their rivals.


Andy Wareham

Welsh partnership comes to an end

November 09, 2017
The musical partnership between Andy Wareham and City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M2 Band has come to an end.


Learners

City of Cardiff celebrate another year of progress

June 25, 2016
The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) organisation continues to give amazing opportunities to players young and old.


Lowenna Taylor

Taylor made for Band Cymru horn star

May 27, 2016
Lowenna Taylor of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) certainly made a huge impression on the judges in winning the 'Best Soloist' award in the televised Band Cymru Competition this year.


City of Cardiff

Cardiff sign up new talent for Swansea!

February 12, 2016
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M1 have been making plenty of important signings as they look to impress in Swansea.


Jack Capstaff

Jack's the lad for M2

February 02, 2016
The talented student Jack Capstaff has taken the baton with the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) M2 Band.


Nigel Seaman

Seaman takes helm at City of Cardiff

October 27, 2015
Nigel Seaman takes over the conducting duties at City of Cardiff (Melingriffith).


Iestyn Davies

Davies plugs Leak at City of Cardiff

August 04, 2015
Experienced cornet signing Iestyn Davies takes on principal cornet role as City of Cardiff strengthen ahead of Cheltenham National Finals.


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Report & Results: 2015 Merthyr Tydfil Welsh League Contest

May 19, 2015
Domestic rivalries produce plenty of fine playing as City of Cardiff lead the way in the first leg of the 2015 Welsh League series in Merthyr Tydfil.


City of Cardiff

New signings boost M1 road to Swansea

February 02, 2015
A batch of new signings will boost City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) ahead of their Porthcawl and Swansea appearances.


TJ Powell

T.J. Powell legacy to be celebrated

January 29, 2015
The works of the great Welsh brass band conductor and composer T.J. Powell are to be celebrated this evening in an open rehearsal at City of Cardiff (Melingriffith)


City of Cardiff

Death of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) stalwart

January 27, 2015
The death has been reported to 4BR of Colin Evans — an integral part of the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) organisation and secretary of the South East Wales Brass Band Association.


City of Cardiff in action

City of Cardiff spread the message of success

March 30, 2014
The City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) organisation showcase their musical and organisational talents to the National Association of Brass Band Conductors.


City of Cardiff

New trio stop off at M1 junction

March 04, 2014
Three new players join the ranks of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) 1 in time for Llandudno.


City of Cardiff

New direction signs on M2 and M5

October 30, 2013
Two young conductors will take charge of directing the musical traffic at the City of Cardiff M2 & M5 bands.


City of Cardiff

Further Cardiff expansion plans announced

September 16, 2013
A Community Brass Band will fill any gaps in the M1- M4 corridor of musical connections.


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Busy Welsh time for City of Cardiff

August 07, 2013
The players of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) organisation has been pretty busy of late — from Fishgaurd to Denbigh.




Reg Vardy

Reg Vardy provides musical cheer to support charity work

January 17 • The Reg Vardy Band has helped to raise nearly £1300 to assist the wonderful work of the local Pact House charity in providing essential help to families over the Christmas period.


Cyfarthfa

Multi million pound investment at home of famous Welsh band

January 17 • The home of one of the world's most famous brass bands is hoping to attract a £50 million investment to open its gates to 400,000 visitors a year.


Louis

Ultimate Big Band Toolkit launched

January 17 • Louis Dowdeswell and Callum Au launch a fantastic new guide to help players understand and perform in the Big Band genre — with 10% off for 4BR readers too!


Hepwroth Band

Hepworth starting to close in on fund raising target

January 17 • The Hepworth Band has been working hard to raise funds to help secure its musical future in the heart of its village.


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Chadderton Band

January 17 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Foss Dyke Band

January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.


Stephen Tighe

ARCM, LDBBA, (Dip)PFS.
Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger


               

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