The band’s first ever ‘Virtual Concert’, published during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, and associated fundraiser has been featured by BBC Cymru, both in a television news broadcast on Sunday 13th July and online.
February 9th 2019 saw the return of the Pontardulais Town Band Awards Evening, held on this occasion at Tree Tops Country Club in Swansea.
The awards were presented by new Band President, Mr. Garry Owen, and the prize winners were as follows:
Most Improved Player of the Year: Lyndon Harris (Euphonium)
Bandsperson of the Year: Carly Shanklin (Cornet)
Player of the Year: Gareth Halfpenny (Trombone)
Players’ Player of the Year: Kevin Shanklin (Soprano cornet)
A special presentation was also made to Jayne Kinnear for her tireless work ‘behind the scenes’ over the past year, which has included securing numerous grants for the band to fund Workshops, purchase instruments for the Training band and for upgrading band facilities, to name but a few. Jayne was also heavily involed in the planning of the hugely successful Festival of Remembrance Concert held in November 2018.
The band are pleased to announce that Mr. Haldon Evans, the band’s current composer in residence, has been selected as one of eight composers to take part in Tŷ Cerdd’s new CoDI BUDDIES scheme, working with the Pontardulais Town Junior Band.