Welsh Conductor of 2008

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Alyn James, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Alyn James

    Alyn James Member

    Eric James Memorial Trophy

    The winner of the Eric James Memorial Trophy for Welsh Conductor of 2008 has been announced as Gwyn Evans of Beaumaris Band.

    The idea for the award came from a group of my father’s friends following his death in 1990. My father had expressed the view that, all too often, the hard work of “grass roots” conductors can go largely unrecognised and that an award of some kind might go some way to remedy this. During November each year our group meets to discuss the achievements of Welsh conductors throughout all the sections and choose a recipient for the award.

    This year, in choosing Gwyn Evans, our task was made easy with the resurgence of Beaumaris and the band’s wonderful achievement at Harrogate. We also recognise the incredibly hard work which has gone on in that part of the world for around a quarter of a century.

    As a group we would like to congratulate Gwyn and thank the South East Wales Association for allowing us to make this award at the Treorchy Contest every year.

    Past Recipients:

    1992 E.J. CLARK, British Steel (Port Talbot)
    1993 HAYDN EVANS, Pontardulais Town
    1994 BERNARD WILLIAMS, Cwmaman Institute / Blaina
    1995 GERALD ROBERTS, Ammanford Town
    1996 MICHAEL THORNE, Burry Port
    1997 GRAHAM SHEPPARD, Treherbert
    1998 C. BRIAN BUCKLEY, Pontardulais Town
    1999 BRYN DAVIES, Blaenavon Town
    2000 ALAN PHILLIPS, Aberystwyth Youth / Schools
    2001 JIM DAVIES, Ammanford Town
    2002 MIKE FARO, Briton Ferry Silver
    2003 GRAHAM SHEPPARD, Treherbert
    2004 CRAIG ROBERTS, Parc & Dare
    2005 PAUL HOLLAND, Newbridge Celynen
    2006 ALAN DAVIES, Llwydcoed
    2007 PAUL HOLLAND, Newbridge Celynen
  2. joshy

    joshy Member

    Chester, UK
    Well done Gwyn!

    Always look forward to rehearsals when he's going to be taking us!


  3. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Llongyfarchiadau Gwyn.
  4. stopher

    stopher Member

    Llongyfarchiadau Gwyn!

  5. Rambo

    Rambo Member

    North Wales
    About time a North Walian won it by the look of the list!:clap:;)

    Well done Gwyn, well deserved!
  6. mehans

    mehans New Member

    Stavanger, Norway
    A most deserved honour to a very fine musician, conductor and a very good friend! All his good friends in Norway saying "Gratulerer med prisen!"
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