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Report on the Visit of Orchestre D’Harmonie de Saint-Brieuc to Aberystwyth

Breton flag and the flag of Owain Glyndwr

The long-standing twinning between Aberystwyth and Saint-Brieuc manifested once again ina vibrant cultural exchange as Orchestre D’Harmonie de Saint-Brieuc embarked on amemorable visit to Aberystwyth from the 9th to the 11th of May. This marked their first visitto Aberystwyth since 2000, reciprocating the warm hospitality extended to AberystwythSilver Band musicians in 2015. The group of […]

Concert to Celebrate the Life of John R Davies

end of concert with all performers

Saturday 10th June 2023, Aberystwyth Arts Centre WELL, WHAT A NIGHT! A night to remember for a very long time. We all came together to celebrate the life of the most amazing and wonderful man, John R Davies.He would have loved it. The band comprised of 38 players and was joined on stage by 24 […]

Annual Awards

The recipients of the annual awards in memory of two of our past players were Nigel Baldwin (trombone) and Gwion Phillips (percussion). Certificates were presented by our Chairman Graham Showell. The band wants to recognise the dedication and services they both have given to the band over the past year. Gwion has taken over the […]

Brass Extravaganza Review

Preparations had been made and Penglais School had been set up ready for the participants to arrive. The day started at 10.00 am with soloists up to 11 year of age, continuing right up to 21 years of age. A total of 24 young people played to a very high standard. Almost 40 youngsters took […]

Aberystwyth 700

Heather found an old cassette tape (pictures below if you don’t know what these are!) of an old Aberystwyth Silver Band recording. Back in 1983, the town council came up with the idea to hold a Festival and commissioned local composer Michael J Lewis ( to compose a Festival March.Aberystwyth Silver Band recorded this one […]

Charity Concert with Shan Cothi and special guest

The band is delighted to be involved with a upcoming concert of 1st March.  This concert is in aid of Blood Bike Wales and local charities. Alongside Shan Cothi (and special guest) it will feature Aberystwyth Silver Band, Aberystwyth Male Voice Choir, Meibion y Mynydd and the Aberystwyth Tenovus Choir. Tickets are available from Aberystwyth […]

Diwrnod Strafagansa Pres Aberystwyth Brass Extravaganza Day

After the success of last years Brass Extravaganza Day the band is very pleased to announce that we will be organising a 2018 Brass Extravaganza on 27th January 2018 with the Leyland Band. More details are available on our website where you can find details of the youth contest and how to book evening tickets.     […]

Cory Band Concert Reviews

  Great to see a nice review from the concert with the Cory Band in Aberystwyth on You can read it here

The Bandroom 1926 – 2016 Chapter 10 Polling Station

The Bandroom has recently become a Polling Station for elections held in Aberystwyth. Many people who hadn’t realised the Bandroom existed have now visited the Bandroom to cast their votes in local and national elections and the EU Referendum. We do hope that you have enjoyed Peter’s History of the Bandroom in Aberystwyth. Our next […]

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 […]