On Saturday 20th May 24 members of Training Band spent an enjoyable day in Ruthin playing new music and making new friends. The band joined with Denbighshire Training Band for the Big Brass Day organised by Denbighshire Music Cooperative.
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The Senior and Training Bands will be appearing at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Avenue, Llandudno on Tuesday 7th March at 6:30pm in a joint St David’s Day Concert. With music from the Harry Potter films, the Beatles and some traditional Welsh music, it promises to be an evening to remember. At only £2 a ticket and children free, put the date in your diary and bring a friend to enjoy an evening with Llandudno Town Band.
The Training Band took part in the fantastic ‘City of the Unexpected’ Roald Dahl centenary celebrations in Cardiff, on Saturday 17th September.
As part of the unexpected activities happening all over the city, the organisers at the Wales Millennium Centre & National Theatre Wales had invited the Training Band to take part in musical entertainment in the St David’s Shopping Centre.
The band played some of their favourite music to crowds of shoppers and tourists visiting the capital. The audience were very appreciative of the band’s efforts even joining in singing and dancing along to the band’s rendition of the YMCA.
The band are now working hard towards the North Wales Brass Band Championships in Ruthin at the end of November.
The annual band social event was held on Saturday 14th May. A fun afternoon of quizzes and food followed by the Training Band awards. The coveted Jack Greenman trophy, which is awarded annually to the band member who has made the most progress, was won this year by Amie who is a dedicated member of our tenor horn section.
Other awards were given for exceptional effort, technical improvement and dedication. Here are some members of the band with their certificates and the Mayor and Mayoress of Llandudno.
7pm, Tuesday 1st March at The Trinity Centre, Llandudno
The Training Band are putting on a concert for St. David’s Day. There will be performances by the band of a variety of music including ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and a tuba solo version of ‘Men of Harlech’.
Invited guests from the Menai Bridge Band, Hannah Retallick and Charlotte Green, will be performing solos on the trombone and flugel horn, whilst ‘The 4Tunes Folk Group’ will entertain with folk songs in Welsh and English.
Proceeds from ticket sales, interval refreshments and a raffle will be shared by the band and the Trinity Centre.
Put the date in your diary and bring your friends and family for what promises to be an excellent showcase of local talent and lots of fun!
Tickets £1, available on the door.
On Sunday 6th December the senior band joined the training band for St. John’s Church Christmas Carol Service. Everyone enjoyed joining in the congregational carols and listening to the wonderfully talented choir from Ysgol Tudno. The training band entertained the congregation with 2 movements from their competition piece, including ‘Bluebell Wood’ with solo performed by Isobel Hill. Both bands performed ‘Jingle Bells’ together and rounded off the service with ‘we wish you a Merry Christmas’.
When the Llandudno Town Training Band went to Ruthin to compete at the North Wales Brass Band Championships on Saturday 21st November they were expecting an enjoyable, if slightly nerve-wracking, day out. However, the band also had to overcome several hurdles just to make it to the stage – including a delayed coach, lost music, missing drumsticks and a young player losing a tooth just before going on stage!
These minor mishaps didn’t affect the band’s playing, however,and they went on to win 1st prize in their section.
Don’t forget to go down to the Llandudno promenade on a sunny Sunday or Monday night as the band’s summer season gets underway on Sunday 24th May and continues through until the August bank holiday weekend.