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  • Summer of music
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 23 May 2023
    Summer of music

    A season of outdoor concerts and events

    Listen to the sounds of brass band on the summer air

    After a series of contest performances the band's attention now turns to a series of summer concerts and events.
    Performing at local bandstands and at festivals provide an opportunity for the band to take its music to new audiences whilst enjoying the summer weather and some great venues.
    The programme commences on Sunday 11th June at Bedwellty House and Park Tredegar before moving to Belle Vue Park in Newport on Sunday 25th June and Sunday 23rd July.
    The band is also pleased to announce that it will be returning to the ever popular Pershore Midsummer Brass festival. Held in the picteresque and quintissential townthat lends its name the band will perform at the Angel Hotel, and then make its way to the nearby Abbey. Performances are at 4:00pm and 6:15pm. 
    Concerts at the parks are free to the enter and an all day ticket to enjoy 20 bands at the Midsummer festival are £10 and available from 
  • Principal Tuba Vacancy
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 15 May 2023
    Principal Tuba Vacancy

    Vacancy Principal Tuba

    Position available immediately or for September start

    The band is seeking to appoint the leader of it's tuba section and would welcome expressions of interest from suitbly experienced players.
    As well as leading the section the appointed player will be asked to feature as a band soloist and in suporting the musical development of the band which is led by its Professional Conductor and MD, Owen Farr.
    The band can also provide opporrtunities to develop teaching opportunities at its purpse bulit teaching facility and bandroom for those with an interest in developing their career in music education. The band enjoys positive links with two Universities in Cardiff, as well as the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
    Tongwynlais Temperance Band is a stable and progressive band with a sensible mix of contest, concerrts and community activities and competes in the Championship section and Spring Festival.
    For an informal conversation about the vacancy please contact 
  • Spring Festival
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 14 May 2023
    Spring Festival

    To Blackpool and Back Again

    Spring Festival performance the latest step in the band rebuilding project

    The Tongwynlais Temperance Band has made its way to Blackpool and back again for the 2023 British Open Spring Festival. Competing in the Senior Trophy competition the band finished in fifth place from a field of 21 bands. In a performance of the test piece The Accursed Huntsman, the adjudicators and brass band website 4barsrest, praised the intelligent interpretation of the score to reveal a compelling retelling of the cursed nobleman dammed for daring to hunt on the Sabbath.
    The band’s Musical Director Own Farr, commenting after the performance, praised the band’s work ethic adding, “The band has developed well over the last five months and come a long way in a short space of time.”
    The band was pleased to welcome new players making their debut. Joining the band on back bench cornet was Ianto Williams, a Masters Student and conductor of the Cardiff University Brass Band and George Fearnley on tenor horn who will be joining the band full time in September. Adding to the foundations of the band Paul Baxter has joined on BBb. On Euphonium, the team was pleased to welcome back Ruth Mellor.
  • Wales Area 2023
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2023
    Wales Area 2023

    Welsh Regional Championship Update

    Band visits the Red Priest in annual battle of Wales’ top bands

    The Tongwynlais Temperance band has ensured its Championship Section status at the hotly contested Welsh Regional Championship. The contest held at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall presents one of the firmest challenges to any aspiring band with a place at the Royal Albert Hall up for grabs as well as the National honours to represent Wales.
    Performing the set test, Phillip Wilby’s challenging Red Priest, the band continued its rebuilding with growing confidence under the direction of its recently appointed MD and Professional Conductor Owen Farr.
    The band sends its congratulations to the winners, Tredegar Town who will represent Wales at the Royal Albert Hall alongside the Cory Band and also at the 2024 European Brass Band Championships in Palanga. Rehearsals continue on the next challenge and the Spring Festival in Blackpool in early May.
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