Bands in and around Cardiff

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Lisa, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Lisa

    Lisa Member

    I have recently moved to Cardiff and am thinking I may possibly join a band again at some point soonish...

    I was just wondering if people could fill me in on what bands there are around this area and tell me a bit about them?

    Thanks :)
  2. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

  3. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

  4. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Cardiff.... Cardiff... and you didn't tell me....:(
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Member

    Hehe, yeah I noticed that too and thought it was amusing

    Aww, sorry....I had been meaning to reply to your email question of what I am up to these days, but due to moving, working, illness and the general hecticness of everything, I hadn't quite got around to it yet :(

    So are there any more bands hidden around Cardiff in addition to the ones mentioned above from IBEW?
  6. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    What level are you interested in playing at Lisa, and are you able to travel?
  7. Tongwynlais is a small village right on the north edge of Cardiff - they've been contesting for decades (or more), and are currently in the championship section. They have their own band hall and facilities etc.

    The Vale of Glamorgan meets in Barry, which is a few miles along the coast to the west. When I played with them in the 80s they were a pretty good non-contesting, community / village fete band.

    Radyr & Morganstown band meets in Radyr I think - which is a mainly up-market suburb of north Cardiff. They have reformed and built up from the old Melingriffith, which had dwindled to almost nothing in the late 80s; and they have made big strides upwards in recent years.

    There are quite a few up the valleys if you like to travel. BTM is one of many, and one of the best.
  8. Lisa

    Lisa Member

    I have played in 3rd, 2nd and 1st section bands before and would like to eventually be playing in a 1st section or good 2nd section band. However I haven't played for about a year now (apart from the odd tMP thing!) so I just want to try playing in lots of different bands of any section for now - to see what is about and to get my lip back in.

    I can travel as far as buses and trains and my feet will take me. I am happy to travel to bands via public transport though as I am an energetic person! :)
  9. Naval Nick

    Naval Nick Member

    What instrument do you play?
  10. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Last I heard; Lisa is a Cornet player... :)
  11. Lisa

    Lisa Member

    Yup, I'm still a cornet player :)
  12. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    Join Rogerstone, my old band, they also have vacancies for cornet players at the moment! Go know you want to!!:tup
  13. matthetimp

    matthetimp Member

    There's Rogerstone 1st section, BTM Championship, Tongwynlais Championship, Radyr & Morganstown 3rd section, Lewis Merthyr 1st locally 2nd nationally, Newbridge Championship local and 2nd national, Crosskeys 3rd local 4th national. Take your pick. If you want any help with rehearsal day pm me and i will do my best to find out for you.
  14. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    BAYV :biggrin:
  15. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    hope you find a good band in cardiff and keep the band movement alive:D
  16. Brass Fan

    Brass Fan New Member

    Bands in Cardiff Area

    Hi Lisa

    Check out Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda Band - We're 1st section Nationally and are advertising for cornet players. Some of the players are from Cardiff so I'm sure lifts would be on offer - we've got Steve Skyes taking us to the Area in March - yeah he's fab! :D

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  17. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    ... agree with that for sure. What's Alan doing now then?
  18. Mr_Euniverse

    Mr_Euniverse Member

    Did you use to play solo cornet at Gillingham? Because we (Ton) are looking for a good tutti solo cornet player at the moment. Come up for a blow on 22nd Feb next Thursday if you think you fit the bill. 1st proper rehearsal on area piece.
    Come to Porthcawl contest and see some potential bands in action, and take your pick. That's what I would do!
  19. mutedropper

    mutedropper Member

    Other bands to consider are Cwmaman, Llwydcoed, Tylorstown just to name a few. All very good bands in their own sections, very friendly and hospitable to.
  20. alexandria

    alexandria Member

    Bands in the Cardiff area

    Hi Lisa,

    I work for the Welsh Amateur Music Federation who financially supports brass bands in Wales.

    Through looking at our database, I am able to pull up all the bands in the area and tell you when they rehearse and put you in touch.

    If you would like some help, please email



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