Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Bandroom – A History (1926 – 2016) – Chapter 2 1939 – 1945

By the start of the Second World War in 1939, many public buildings were requisitioned for the war effort. The band was disbanded and the instruments were stored under a tarpaulin in the town council yard behind the gas office, an area now being developed as the latest retail park in Park Avenue. The bandroom […]

New Players Welcome

It’s that time of year again where Aberystwyth is buzzing with activity as students – new and old – return for the start of the academic year.  As always students are very welcome to come along and join the band – just come along to the Tuesday night rehearsals – 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Bandroom (Matalan carpark)

Summer Season on the Bandstand

The band had a very successful season on the new Bandstand this summer with lots of fun, audience participation and even some new tunes. We have thoroughly enjoyed entertaining the people of Aberystwyth and visitors alike. The new Bandstand is a fantastic performance space and we look forward to entertaining you again in July & […]

Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembering

  A small group attended the Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembering at Hafan-y-Waun remembering the 37 residents who have passed away over the past 12 months. Family members chose hymns and candles were lit and bulbs planted to remember loved ones who had passed. The hymns chosen were: Calon Lân The King of Love […]

The Bandroom – A History (1926 – 2016) Chapter 1 – 1926 – 1939

Previous to 1926 the town band relied on the use of a rehearsal room in the enclosed skating rink next to Capel y Morfa opposite the former town hall, now Ceredigion Library. It never was satisfactory and being in a residential area they suffered regular complaints following their rehearsals. The decision was made by the Aberystwyth […]