Oswestry Youth Music Festival 2017

Congratulations to The Youth & Training Band who have triumphed at the Oswestry Music Festival! Fabulous work yet again with outstanding performances! This year was the 40th Anniversary of the Oswestry Youth Music Festival and not only the Youth Band, but also the Senior Band had the opportunity to play amongst [...]

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 [...]