The Band have recently competed in the South East Wales Brass Band Association Championships held at the Rhydycar Leisure Centre in Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday May 6th. The band under the guidance of conductor Craig Roberts secured an excellent 3rd place for their performance of Culloden Moor by the composer Gareth Wood.
The Band received great comments such as "Super start" "The approach is excellent" "Delightfully played" from adjudicator Melvin White which rounded off a great day for the Band. A fantastic start to the local contesting season.
The Band now begin preparations for our forthcoming appearance at the National Eisteddfod of Wales on Anglesey in August.
Test Piece: Own Choice
Adjudicator: Melvin White
1. Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda (Alan F Gibbs) — 181
2. Abertillery & District (Josh Ruck) — 180
3. Seindorf Arian Crwbin (Craig Roberts) — 179
4. Newport Borough (Robin Hackett) — 178
5. RAF St Athan (Alan R Bourne) — 177
6. Penclawdd (Tony Small) — 176
7. Crosskeys Silver (Benjamin Atkinson) — 174
8. Melingriffith 2 (Andy Wareham) — 172
Best Instrumentalist: Rob Burnett (euphonium) — Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda
On Sunday November 20th, the band performed at the VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FAIR held at Burns Pet Nutrition's Parc y Bocs Farm Shop, Kidwelly.
At the event the new Bandstand was officially opened and it was pleasing to be the first band to perform at the venue. In fine sunny weather, the band under the conductorship of Craig Roberts performed a variety of music to an appreciative audience.
Two other local bands sponsored by Burns had also been invited to perform at the event, namely Pontarddulais and Burry Port Town Bands. Visitors to the fair were therefore treated to some excellent brass band musical entertainment.