Bands in ser­vices to hon­our the fallen

Cynon Valley - - BRASSBAND NOTES -

ON Novem­ber 9 many bands were in­volved in Ar­mistice and Com­mem­o­ra­tion ser­vices and this would have been fol­lowed with bands be­ing in­volved in ser­vices through­out the week­end, par­tic­u­larly of course on the Sun­day, Novem­ber 11.

Crosskeys Sil­ver Band was Re­mem­ber­ing The Fallen at Mo­riah Bap­tist Church. Risca on the Fri­day along with Risca Male Choir, Ty Sign Pri­mary School Ju­nior Choir, Risca Pri­mary School Choir and Risca Com­mu­nity Com­pre­hen­sive School whose pupils gave an in­di­vid­ual read­ing of some ap­pro­pri­ate po­ems after an in­tro­duc­tion by their Head­mas­ter John Ken­dall.

All the choirs were in fine voice with Ty Sign singing Make Me a Chan­nel of Your Peace, Light a Can­dle for Peace and A song for Peace and Risca Pri­mary singing We Will Re­mem­ber, Keep The Home Fires Burn­ing and Lit­tle Red Poppy.

Crosskeys Band opened the evening, after an in­tro­duc­tion and wel­come by Pas­tor Marc Owen, with the well known Dam­busters March fol­lowed by the very emo­tive In Flan­ders Fields.

Many thanks should be given to Martin Humphries who stepped in at the very last mo­ment to con­duct the band.

The Risca Choir fol­lowed with a very sym­pa­thetic ren­der­ing of In Flan­ders Fields and For The Fallen, which was greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by the full church.

There was much more from both choir and band, but space de­nies a de­scrip­tion of the fine mu­si­cal­ity pro­duced.

The Drum­head Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance was con­ducted by the Rev­erend Martin Evans and both The Last Post and Reveille were ex­cel­lently played by El­lis Davies, Prin­ci­pal cor­net with Crosskeys Sil­ver Band.

It cer­tainly was an evening to re­mem­ber.

On the Sun­day Crosskeys band was in­volved at the Memo­rial Ser­vice at Cwm­carn where El­lis Davies once again played the Last Post and Reveille with dis­tinc­tion.

BTM Band at Caer­philly

Ebbw Val­ley Brass at Beau­fort, Ebbw Vale

Tong­wyn­lais Tem­per­ance Band at Whitchurch

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