The ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately restricted our ability to spread some much needed Christmas cheer in the local community.
Instead of public performances at local supermarkets, pubs, in the community and of course our annual Christmas concert, we are delighted to share a selection of past performances of our favourite Pontardulais Town Band Christmas pieces to put you in the festive mood.
As we countdown to the big day, we will be posting a new piece every day, including something VERY special on the weekend of the 19th/20th.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page, or check this page for updates!
24th December – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
For our final video, a socially distanced offering of the piece we normally finish our carol playing sessions with.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Christmas videos, we end with a message from the Chair of Pontardulais Town Band:
This year has proved to be a difficult one for us all. We are very grateful to all of you for your support in these very challenging times and value your continued assistance. The committee has been busy in working together and collaborating in keeping our members safe. We are now looking forward to the future in 2021 and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Sue Aldrich
Chairperson, Pontardulais Town Band
23rd December – The Twelve Days of Christmas
Time for a sing-along! This has become a bit of a tradition at our annual Christmas Concert!
22nd December – (Not So) Silent Night
Now a different take, by Jonathan Mead, on the classic Silent Night, performed by the Senior, Training and Beginner Bands. Definitely another one to watch until the end…
21st December – Mary, Did You Know?
A change of pace today with this piece, arranged by our solo horn player, Tara Smith.
20th December – Santa Claus-Trophobia
Next up is the second of our special videos, recorded especially for this Christmas!
19th December – Jingle Bells
Here is the first of the special videos as promised, recorded especially for this Christmas!
18th December – Winter Wonderland
Another festive favourite today!
17th December – Christmas Overture
How many Christmas songs and carols can you count in today’s offering?
16th December – One Day I’ll Fly Away
Next up is a solo from our soprano cornet player, Kevin ‘Snowman’ Shanklin. Once again, keep watching for the hidden bonus track at the end…
15th December – A Christmas Adventure
Today’s piece feature a solo from our solo horn player, Tara Smith.
14th December – Jingle Bells
Now a joint effort from the Senior, Training and Beginners Bands.
13th December – O Holy Night
Next up, we feature our solo euphonium player, Lyndon Harris. Watch to the end for an extra treat…
12th December – Festive Intrada
Sit back, relax and enjoy our first piece, Festive Intrada – do keep a look out for a very naughty elf…