Just months after being formed, Ebbw Valley Brass will be making its debut appearance at the Welsh Regional Contest in Swansea in just two weeks time.

Launched in September 2011 the band has given banding a huge boost in a valley that used to boast a number of successful lower section bands.

Following a successful Christmas concert with Robert and David Childs, the band has continued to grow from an initial core of just 9 players to a position where it can now compete at its first ever contest.

That band will be conducted on their first appearance by Nigel Seaman, who has thoroughly enjoyed helping the band in their bid to create a bit of banding history.

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