Menai Bridge Band Workshop 09/01/2010

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by stopher, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. stopher

    stopher Member

    In April 2010, as part of the “Music at Bangor” series run by Bangor University, Menai Bridge Band Porthaethwy have been invited to perform alongside Deiniolen and Beaumaris bands in a Massed Bands concert.

    To help Menai Bridge perform alongside these two strong bands, the band have organised a workshop in Ysgol Garnedd, Bangor, with five fantastic instrumentalists who have strong links with the band or local area.

    The tutors are

    • Dewi Griffiths, Cornet – a past member of the band and now Principal cornet of the Tredegar Band.

    • Arfon Owen, Tenor Horn – a past member of the band who left to join Black Dyke. Currently Solo Horn with the Grimethorpe Colliery band.

    • Aled Williams, Euphonium – Solo Euph with Northop, one of North Wales’ finest Euph players

    • Jos Harris, Trombone – hailing from Anglesey, Jos has recently completed his postrgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

    • Gavin Saynor, Tuba – Former member of Leyland, Faireys, YBS and Cory band plus former conductor of Menai Bridge Senior and Junior bands.

    During the afternoon’s full rehearsal, members of our Intermediate and Junior bands will also gain the opportunity to work with some of the tutors

    • 10.00am – 12.00pm - Sectionals with tutors
    • 12pm-1.00pm – Lunch
    • 1.00pm – 1.30 – Short concert from Tutors
    • 1.30pm – 3.00pm – Full rehearsal for Senior bands. Juniors and Intermediates to work with tutos
    • 3.00pm – 4.00pm – Short break followed by concert of all items worked on during the day.

    There is an open invitation to attend the workshop but please email Directions to can be found here to Ysgol Garnedd or the postcode is LL57 2LX

    Menai Bridge Band are extremely grateful to the Welsh Amateur Music Federation for providing financial support to enable the workshop to go ahead and also to Ysgol Garnedd for letting us use their facilities
  2. stopher

    stopher Member

    Unfortunately, with the adverse weather conditions around the country at the moment. the workshop has had to be postponed but hopefully will be run during Feb/March.

    Huge apologies to those who had been in touch - I will email you with the details of the re-arranged date and also place it on here!


  3. stopher

    stopher Member

    The workshop is taking place on Saturday 10th April. All details as above apart from a change in two of the tutors - unfortunately Arfon Owen and Jos Harris are unavailable so Chris Davies and Iwan Williams from Tredegar Town band are stepping in to take the Horn and trom sections.

    All are welcome to attend - please pm though 1st if you want to come along or email me on


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