The newly formed PolySteel Youth Band took to the road on Sunday 15th June for it's first performance at Cardiff's Millennium Centre under the baton of it's talented musical director Tom Davoran. Before heading over the bridge to the Welsh capital, the band enjoyed a buffet at the PolySteel Bandroom in Quedgeley organised by members of the senior band. After a short rehearsal it was time to grace the stage. PYB opened up their programme with the classic William Rimmer march 'Slaidburn', before flugel soloist Elly King took to the stand and performed a quite beautiful rendition of 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' from the musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Next up the band whizzed through a foot tapping arrangement of Lalo Schifrin's 'Mission Impossible'. Then to calm things down, the audience were treated to the 'Hymn To St. Barnabas' from Philip Harper's 'Gallimaufry Suite'. The youth band's percussion section were then featured in Gordon Langford's wonderful arrangement of 'Men Of Harlech' which kept the locals happy. The band then played their final piece of the afternoon, Jock Mckenzie's 'Invention' for brass band which brought the curtain down on a wonderfully played programme. There was of course the obligatory encore in the shape of Derek Broadbent's arrangement of 'The Floral Dance'. So that was it then, PYB's first public performance outside the county of Gloucestershire certainly brought a ray of sunshine to a rather damp Cardiff on a Sunday afternoon. Let's hope it is not too long before they perform there once again.