Contest Success in Merthyr

Bradley Barnes
Best Instrumentalist – Bradley Barnes, Euphonium

The band are pleased to have achieved 3rd place in the Championship Section at the opening contest of the 2017 Welsh League series, held at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre on May 6th 2017.

In addition, the band are delighted that solo euphonium player, Bradley Barnes, was awarded the ‘Best Instrumentalist’ prize for the section.

In this Own Choice contest, adjudicated by Melvin White, the band chose to perform ‘Alhambra’ by Jan de Haan. Full results for the section are below.

Position Band Piece Draw Points
1 Llwydcoed Band
(Chris Turner)
Reflections on Swan Lake
(Stephen Roberts)
3 190
2 Tylorstown Band
(Gary Davies)
Salute to Youth
(Gilbert Vinter)
5 188
3 Pontardulais Town Band
(Paul Jenkins)
(Jan de Haan)
4 187
4 Markham & District Band
(Matthew Rowe)
Paganini Variations
(Philip Wilby)
6 186
5 Ebbw Valley Brass
(Gareth Ritter)
Salute to Youth
(Gilbert Vinter)
1 185
W Burry Port Town Band Reflections on Swan Lake
(Stephen Roberts)
2 W

Best instrumentalist: Bradley Barnes – Euphonium (Pontardulais Town Band)
Best horn: Evan Key (Llwydcoed Band)
Best back row: Llwydcoed Band

100 Club Restarts

The band’s popular 100 Club lottery is due to restart soon. If you would like to reclaim your number, or if you would like to join as a new player, please speak to Jen Welti or send an email to as soon as possible. Numbers will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Entry is £1 per month, per number. Players are welcome to buy multiple numbers to increase their odds of winning!