An excellent band to say the least....I heard them in the Coal Exchange in Cardiff whilst they were on tour over here a few years back. Full marks for entertainment:clap: :clap: .....Steve Mead was playing euphonium on that day also.
We had a girl playing with Ogmore Valley Silver back in the late 40s when I joined the band. Her name was Joan Gould....her father Harry played on the top end. She was the first female to play in the band as far as I know.
It's so nice to be retired :D .....to think in my last position I was driving anything between 40,000 and 50,000 miles per annum. Dread to think what it's like nowadays at busy periods. Can't moan about the roads locally in my area.....it's the drivers I could rant about!
Check this link out http://www.bridgend.gov.uk/Web1/groups/public/documents/services/001285.hcsp
is it any wonder that bands are suffering when there isn't ANY mention of a brass band ...local or otherwise.