Brass bands’ musical union
YOUNG people and adult learners of three North Wales brass bands, Llandudno Town Training Band, Menai Bridge Beginner and Intermediate Bands and Dyffryn Nantlle Junior Band, had a fantastic day recently with rehearsals taken by members of the world famous Black Dyke Band and a concert on the Llandudno Promenade featuring a massed band performance with all 80 players from the three bands.
Sue Hughes, conductor of the Llandudno Town Training Band, explained: “The idea of the day was to bring our bands together so they could meet other brass players, and also to invite the Black Dyke Band members along to show how good the top players are and hopefully inspire our members for the future.’
In the evening the bands went down to the Llandudno bandstand on the promenade to finish the day with a massed band performance.
The Llandudno Town senior band opened the concert which featured individual items from each band and closed with the massed band playing ‘Calon Lan’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ both arranged by the Menai Bridge Beginner and Intermediate Band’s conductor Hannah Retallick.
For further information contact one of the following: Llandudno Town Training Band conductor Sue Hughes email@example.com Menai Bridge Beginner and Intermediate Band conductor Hannah Retallick hannahretallick@hotmail. co.uk or Dyffryn Nantlle Junior Band conductor Charlotte Green firstname.lastname@example.org