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Big Band Night

The Senior band performed their first ‘Big Band Night’ at a private party last Saturday which proved to be extremely popular. They all dressed for the occasion and looked fabulous! Well done band! If you would like to experience our Big Band Night part 2, we will be doing it [...]

Dougie Graham takes up the Baton at Porthywaen Silver Band!

Porthywaen Silver Band is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mark Douglas Graham (Dougie) as their Musical Director. Dougie is an experienced Royal Marine Bandmaster and has held a number of positions including Academic Instructor at the Royal Marine School of Music and Bandmaster of ‘The Royal Band’ based [...]

The History of Porthywaen Silver Band by Cyril Gillham (1987)

To trace the history of Porthywaen Silver Band it is necessary to go back to the year 1925, at which time I was living at Nantmawr. At the same time a young man, Len Evans, was employed as under gamekeeper on Llodwel estate. I had seen Len about but had [...]