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Ian Porthouse

Porthouse Pointers No 2

April 03, 2020
Ian Porthouse puts Harry through his daily practice paces — this time with the focus on articulation.


Welsh champion cancels concert performance

March 16, 2020
Tredegar Town Band has cancelled its concert that was to be held in Penarth this weekend due to the ongoing advice over the Coronavirus pandemic


Report & Results: 2020 Welsh Regional Championships

February 29, 2020
Tredegar retains Welsh title with section victories for BTM, Taff Vale, Seindorf Beaumaris and Cwmtawe in Swansea.


Double Tales for Tredegar

February 26, 2020
Welsh Champion opens its doors for two nights as they prepare for the defence of their title.


No more Mari Christmas at Tredegar

December 24, 2019
Welsh champion says a fond farewell to their Norwegian trombone player as they welcome a familiar face back to the ranks for 2020.


Porthouse enjoys Japanese inspiration

December 22, 2019
Ian Porthouse has been enjoying his first trip to Japan to carry on the inspirational brass band work of the great Richard Evans.


New solo euph at Tredegar

December 17, 2019
Yu-Han Yang becomes the new solo euphonium at Welsh Champion

Van Looy

Van Looy steps out for latest release

November 14, 2019
Glenn Van Looy's latest CD release sees the Belgian star showcase three major concertos...


Porthouse leads Lydney trainers young and old

October 31, 2019
Ian Porthouse and tutors from Welsh champion Tredegar lead a great training day for players of all ages and abilities in Lydney.

Tom Stoneman

Hands-on help for Royal Birmingham Conservatoire student

October 24, 2019
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's MMus in Brass Band Conducting course has already proved its worth with first year student Tom Stoneman.


Change of Titan venue for Tredegar

October 11, 2019
There has been a last minute change of venue for the Welsh champions visit to Reading this evening.


Two Titans for Tredegar ahead of Albert Hall

October 08, 2019
The Welsh Champion will host two open rehearsals ahead of their Royal Albert Hall appearance.


Youngsters enjoy a spell of Guard duty...

September 24, 2019
Young players from the Tredegar and Ebbw Valley area have enjoyed some inspirational teaching from stars from the Band of the Welsh Guards...


Welsh Champion admits to being Brassic...

September 21, 2019
Tredegar Band enjoy the glamour of being Brassic in Bacup...

Welsh Guards

Tredegar link up with Welsh Guards for weekend of music

September 20, 2019
A special 'Pride of Wales' concert and free workshop sees the Welsh champion link up with the Band of the Welsh Guards.


Tredegar to showcase Dynasty challenge

September 04, 2019
The Welsh Area champion will showcase their British Open repertoire on Peter Graham's set-work ahead of their Symphony Hall challenge.


Patterson becomes Yamaha Artist

July 16, 2019
Tredegar solo euphonium joins the international list of Yamaha Performance Artists.


Van Looy makes recording link-up with Welsh Champion

July 05, 2019
Euphonium star Glenn Van Looy will be recording his latest CD with Welsh Champion Tredegar this weekend.


Tredegar to showcase Band of Year programme in Birmingham

June 19, 2019
The Welsh Champion will be showcasing their BrassPass 'Band of the Year' set in a joint concert also featuring major works by Gregson, Wilby and Edward Elgar.

Battle of the Bands

Our Lives gets second airing

June 02, 2019
The BBC1 'Our Lives' — Battle of the Bands programme will be aired for a second time later today.

Battle of the Bands

Prime time Battle of the Bands on BBC1

May 25, 2019
Prime time Bank Holiday television viewing on BBC1 on Monday will be the battle for the 2019 Welsh Regional title featuring Cory and Tredegar Bands...


Death of David Ruel

April 26, 2019
The death has has been reported of the highly respected David Ruel.


Silver threads link Tredegar to Dulais Valley

April 16, 2019
The Welsh Champion opens its doors to help inspire the rejuvenation in the pride of the Dulais Valley Silver Band.


Tredegar is one in a million

March 27, 2019
The newly crowned Welsh Champion is just recovering from the latest boost to its audience figures....

Tredegar Band players with MD Ian Porthouse

World Rankings — March update

March 20, 2019
Lots of movement throughout the rankings table following the round Regional Championships with Tredegar the biggest mover in the top 10 after their impressive win north Wales.


4BR Brass Things Review...

April 11 • Jonathan Pippen takes a quick look at the the John Packer JP133LR trombone for 4BR...


Hail Smiling Morn...

April 11 • Delph Band plays its part in helping attract shoppers back to Oldham Town Centre.


BBE produces Covid-19 guidance from 12th April

April 11 • Brass Bands England has announced its guidance to bands in England that will reflect the new rules that come into force from Monday 12th April.

Band Supplies

Zero in on getting back to band with a Besson from Band Supplies

April 10 • There is a 0% special offer on Besson Prestige and Sovereign models at Band Supplies — but be quick if you want to get your hands on one in time to get back to banding...

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

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

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

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH

Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

City of Bristol Brass Band

April 9 • A FLUGEL player is required by City of Bristol Brass Band (competing in the First Section) with immediate effect. The successful applicant will join a successful, friendly band with some exciting concerts and contests in the diary.

Otterbourne Brass

April 7 • If during the last 12 months you have realised how much time two rehearsals a week plus engagements takes then Otterbourne Brass rehearse once a week and presently has vacancies for bass and trombone players. Other instruments may also apply

Wotton and District Silver Band

April 5 • When we all get back to business we will be seeking to fill our vacancies for MUSICAL DIRECTOR and Eb BASS.

David Barringer

Conductor and Adjudicator


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