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Ammanford Youngsters Gain National Recognition

posted 28 Nov 2015, 13:49 by James Murray

Three of Ammanford Town’s Silver Band have been awarded places on The National Youth Brass Band of Wales. The band, sponsored by G D Harris, has in recent years gained a reputation for excellent tutoring and training in not only brass instruments but also percussion – all under the direction of Musical Director Glyn Rhys Davies. 

Members of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales are drawn from all parts of Wales, and auditioned or re-auditioned annually. A large number of former members are now well known as soloists, conductors, or as performers with top British bands or orchestras. Elisabeth Rogers, Cornet, and Millie Savage, Baritone, have been awarded places on this excellent training scheme for young brass musicians and Rhydian Tiddy has been accepted in reserve in the Trombone section.

“This is not only testament to the ability of these young people but also to the training offered by our Junior Band” said Band chairman Jamie Reynolds, “It is refreshing to see youngsters enjoying a hobby and doing so well too”.

Left to right - Rhydian Tiddy (Trombone), Millie Savage (Baritone) and Elisabeth Rogers (Cornet)

Following on the theme of band youngsters doing so well, the senior band are delighted to welcome two new younger’s to the ranks. Dafydd Owen joins on Tuba and Tyler Webber joins on Cornet – welcome both!


Left to right – Dafydd Owen (Tuba) and Tyler Webber (Cornet)