Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band

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History..

The Band was formed in January 1974 after a number of meetings at the request of the Barry Carnival Committee. Some instruments were available from the old Barry Silver Band which went out of existence in 1955.

Mr Islwyn Williams, who was a member of Barry Silver, started a series of youth classes, these instruments were purchased around 1918 and, due to these being used by various young people, were in a bad state of repair. 

Following the public meetings, approaches were made to the local businesses in the area, and fund raising activities began. Over a period of six months several new and reconditioned instruments were purchased, enabling the Band to take part in various activities for the Carnival Committee, including the leading of the Carnival procession with a band existing of 32 players. 

Since that time instruments and uniforms have been replaced, and in October 1983 the Band took over the old Gospel Hall on Barry Road as a dedicated band room. This was used for approximately 19 years, before the band moved to their current home at Barry Athletic Club in 2012. 

 

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The Band..


Soprano Cornet
Principal Cornet
Assistant Principal
Solo Cornet 
Solo Cornet
Repiano Cornet
2nd Cornet
2rd Cornet
3rd Cornet
3rd Cornet

Flugel 

Solo Horn
1st Horn
2nd Horn
2nd Horn

Solo Euphonium
2nd Euphonium

Solo Baritone 
Solo Baritone 
2nd Baritone
2nd Baritone

1st Trombone
1st/2nd Trombone
2nd Trombone
2nd Trombone
Bass Trombone

EEb Bass
EEb Bass
BBb Bass
BBb Bass

Kit Principal Percussion
Percussion
Tuned Percussion
Timpani 
Ron Westacott
VACANCY
Helen Caradice
Tom Palmer
 Jenny Hurley
Alex Fender
Cerian Reynish
VACANCY
VACANCY
Grahem Stephens

Tia Weston
 
 Jo Weston
VACANCY
Chris Parr
VACANCY

Tony Williams
Gemma Jones

Denise Evans
Phil Maunder
Les Fowler
Haydn Jones

VACANCY
Andrew Thornhill
Selwyn Jones
Lewis Green 
VACANCY

Robert Fairfield
Mike Hill
Dan Price


Craig Maunder 

Patsy Hunt
Kelvin Hunt



 

Vacancies

Principle Cornet

2nd Cornet

1st Horn

2nd Tenor Horn

Bass Trombone

1st Trombone

 

If you would like to join the Vale Band or apply for vacant positions. please use our contact form in the strictest of confidence.