Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Bandroom 1926 – 2016 Chapter 9 1980 – 2016

                    For many years the interior of the bandroom changed little. At one point in the 1980s the original wooden flooring was replaced by a waterproofed concrete and tiled floor by Ceredigion County Council following flooding. They took possession of the building from the defunct Aberystwyth […]

Remembrance Parade

The band was busy as usual for Remembrance Sunday this year. ┬áSeveral members were playing the last post either on Remembrance Day or on the Sunday for services around the county. As always it was a honour for the band to lead the parade from the Town Library to the War Memorial for the silence […]

The Bandroom – A History 1926 – 2016 Chapter 8 Visitors from Ireland

In 1985 the Middleton Band near Cork in Ireland visited the town for a musical weekend. Photos show members of both Aberystwyth and Middleton band outside the bandroom in 1985

The Bandroom – A History (1926-2016) – Chapter 7 Rehearsals and Learners at the Bandroom

Learner classes became established by the band in the 1970s before the introduction of school brass tuition. They began under the leadership of Bandmasters Bill Dickie and Hywel Jones and continued under John R. Davies. The classes were a great success with several of the young players later becoming professional musicians. Photos show learner classes […]