At the South East Wales Autumn Festival of Brass Bands held at the Rhydycar Leisure Centre in Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday November 26th the band under the guidance of conductor Craig Roberts secured a 5th place for their performance of the challenging test piece INCLUSION by the composer Paul Sharman.

This result in the final contest of the year means that the band will retain their place in the second section for 2017 at both local and national level.


Second Section
Test Piece: Inclusion
Adjudicators: Nigel Seaman

1. Briton Ferry (Jeff Pearce)
2. Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda (Alan Gibbs)
3. Abertillery & District (Josh Ruck)
4. Crosskeys Silver (Michael Davies)
5. Seindorf Arian Crwbin (Craig Roberts)
6. Penclawdd (Tony Small)
7. Ynyshir (Gary Davies)
8. RAF St Athan (Adrian Morton)


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.