Member: Chairperson/Cadeirydd - Catherine Showell
Secretary / Ysgrifennydd - Timothy Pickles
Treasurer / Trysorydd - Tomos Evans
Publicity Officer / Swyddog Cyhoeddusrwydd - Daniel Flew
Cathays Brass is a newly formed brass band in the heart of Cardiff. Our aim is to provide a fun and enjoyable environment to create great music.
Community is key to the objectives of the band, we aim to give an opportunity for all brass players in the heart of Cardiff to come together to play fun and exciting music. We will hope to perform regularly at concerts and events throughout the Cardiff area.
We rehearse weekly on Monday Nights from 7-9pm at St Joseph's Catholic Sports and Social club on Whitchurch Road. New players welcome. Hope to see you all there in the near future.
The idea of Cathays Brass was conceived at the start of 2014 by a small group of former Cardiff Students. The purpose of the band is to allow all members of the community an opportunity to socialise through the medium of Brass playing.
After many months of hard work and planning the idea finally became a reality in May when we gained the support of world renowned tenor horn soloist Owen Farr, Local Labour councillor Sam Knight, and former accountant David Biddel. The three of which became the first trustees of the band.
02.07.14 saw the first public performance under the name Cathays Brass as the founding committee took-over the familiar Heath Pub Quiz and turned it into a Music based Quiz featuring live music from the band as part of their fundraising and awareness night.
The first official event run by Cathays Brass to help them engage members was the highly motivational Launch Day on 25.10.14. This day saw support for our initiative shown from guest conductor (and Trustee) Owen Farr, the Band of the Prince of Wales Division who kindly provided rehearsal equipment for the day and composers Matthew Hall and Christopher Bond who both donated compositions.
Community is key to the objectives of the band, we aim to give an opportunity for all brass players in the heart of Cardiff to come together to play fun and exciting music. Performing regularly at concerts and events throughout the area.
Cathays Brass is based in St Josephs Sport and Social Club on Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, and is now holding weekly rehearsals from 7.00pm - 9.00pm on Monday nights (with any late comers always welcome.)
Please feel free to contact the band using our Contact page with any questions or queries you may have about the band, or rehearsal times etc.
Keeping Community Music Alive.
The idea of the Brass Band Cathays was conceived at the beginning of 2014 by a group of former students of Cardiff. The purpose of the band was to enable community members to socialize through the medium of brass banding. After months of hard work came the idea is true in May when the band won support from the tenor horn soloist Owen Farr, local Labour Councillor Sam Knight and accountant David Biddel. The three trustees here in the first band.
On the second of July was the first public performance under the name Cathays Brass Band committee when the band ran the pub quiz familiar from the Heath was turned into a music quiz includes live music as part of their fundraising night . The purpose of the evening was to raise awareness of the band and try to attract new members to the band. The evening was a great success, and the band hope to have many more nights like that in account their potential impact.
A community is a key objective of the band, we try to provide an opportunity for brass Cardiff to come together to play music exciting. The band hopes to perform in concerts steady around Cardiff. We are very grateful for the support we have already received in the early days.
The Brass Ban Cathays practice in sports and social club at St Joseph Lon Witchurch, Cardiff. The exercises in the evenings between 7.00 pm and 9.00 photo pm Confirmation of the first exercise will be published soon.
For more information about the band or our practices, please contact us by e-mail. Details can be found on our contact page. For more information about the fundraising evening visit our events page.
Cathays Brass Band Pres y Waun Ddyfal