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Dydd Gwyl Dewi / St. David’s Day

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.

Christmas Cheer!

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’.

Band at St. Johns

1st place for plucky band!

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.

Band on stage BESTSMALL

The Band on the Prom – a new book by Susan Wolfendale

A newly published book, written by the band’s percussionist, Susan Wolfendale, is now available.

She has also compiled a listing of the band’s players for the last 100 years!

More information can be found under the History menu.

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On the bandstand

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.

Classic Brass

The Training Band will have the chance to perform some classical music with a professional trumpeter from Ensemble Cymru on Saturday 21st March as part of their ChamberFest event.
The theme of Ensemble Cymru’s ChamberFest event is the music of J.S  Bach and is part of the global ‘Bach in the Subways’ music festival. Ensemble Cymru are organising a series of free events across Bangor and Llandudno, and we’ve been offered the opportunity to take part.
The band and invited guests will have a half hour rehearsal from 10am with Gwyn Owen practicing their piece and then they will perform it for an audience in the Tabernacl, Llandudno.

Massed Bands

Members of the congregation at St John’s church were in for a treat on Sunday 7th December as members of the senior and training bands joined forces to form a massed band of 30 players to perform at the church’s Christmas carol concert.

It was an excellent concert, thoroughly enjoyed by both band members and audience – the vicar enjoyed it so much she’s asked us to come next year already 🙂

Bands to welcome Santa

Members of Llandudno Town Band and Training Band will be out in force on Saturday 6th December outside the Town Hall, Llandudno entertaining the crowds who will be awaiting the arrival of the town’s annual parade and the man himself: Santa Claus.

The bands will be playing from 2:45pm – come down and give us a cheer!

Trophies for the Training Band

Sunday 23rd November was a day of triumphs for the Training Band.

1. Getting to the contest

2. Going on stage – a major triumph for those who’d never done it before!

3. Playing the piece – which they did fantastically well

4. Winning the Rushworths trophy for 2nd place

5. Principal cornet Molly Stubbs-Davies winning the prize for best soloist

A fabulous day and one that everyone concerned will remember for a very long time. Well done!

The Last Post

Training Band will be joining other groups from all over Britain by taking part in the Last Post project to remember all the lives that were lost in World War One.

On Tuesday 11th November the band will be learning to play the Last Post together and performing it for friends and family at the end of their rehearsal.

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