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Big Band Night – Nov 2015

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 [...]

Chester Music Festival – PYTB Brass Section Winners

Congratulations to Simon Fisher and the Porthywaen Youth and Training Band on their first competition win with Simon as their MD.  The band took 1st place with a distinction  in the Brass section of the Chester Music Festival last Saturday (25/4)

Youth and Training Band would like to welcome Simon Fisher as their new Musical Director!

Simon is a primary school teacher specialising in music, maths and digital technologies. He works with junior-age children and particularly enjoys encouraging a love of singing, leading a successful and talented choir. Simon is a keen musician and gains a lot of pleasure from playing the piano. He also plays [...]

Midlands Area 2015 4th Section – 3rd Place Winners

Great News! After lots of hard work and practice, the support of dedicated band members and the fantastic leadership of our new MD,  Porthywaen Silver Band have achieved 3rd place in the Midlands Area Brass Band Competition.  We are now looking forward to competing in the Nationals in September.

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 [...]

Silver Band Waltzes off with Community Award

Groups in Oswestry were presented with awards at the annual Town Council Civic Dinner on 18 April 2014. The recipients included the Porthywaen Silver Band, which won the Mayor’s Community Award. Presenting a trophy to Gareth Johnson, one of Porthywaen Silver Band’s Vice-Presidents, town mayor Chris Schofield said: The award goes [...]

Senior Band Player Helps Scout Fundraising

Senior Band player Angus Comerford arranges concert to raise funds to help Shropshire Scouts join the World Scout Jamboree. Solo Cornet player, Angus Comerford is one of 18 Scouts going to Japan who has arranged a fundraising concert on March 22 at Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury with Porthywaen [...]

Porthywaen Silver Band helps Shropshire Scouts

Porthywaen Silver Band is playing a fundraising concert to help Shropshire Scouts join the World Scout Jamboree. The Shropshire Scouts Jamboree Group is made up of 18 young people and 2 adults who have been selected to represent the county at the next World Scout Jamboree in Japan! This is [...]

Porthywaen Silver Band Hosting Free Concert in Oswestry

Porthywaen Silver Band will be hosting a free concert at Holy Trinity Church in Oswestry on Saturday 28th September 2013 at 7PM. During the past 10 months, a local composer commissioned by Porthywaen Silver Band has been composing a new piece of music which represents the past, present, adult and [...]