Treherbert Band is one of the longest established bands in the South Wales area. Historians believe it was originally the Treherbert Drum and Fife Band, in existence around 1897, which was the forerunner to today's band. It was however the brass band set up by the miners of the Glenrhondda Colliery which really put Treherbert on South Wales' musical map.
Glenrhondda was opened in 1911 by the Glenavon Garw Collieries Limited, a member of the South Wales Coal Owners association, and was served by the Rhondda and Swansea Bay railway. It consisted of two levels a slant and a pit and during its lifetime employed anywhere between 200 and 500 men, producing both house and manufacturing coals.
Following the closure of the colliery, the band continued but was renamed the Upper Rhondda Band. It later changed its name to Treherbert & District Silver Band, Treherbert Band, and now finally to Treherbert & District Band.
Over the years the band has enjoyed many successes at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the Mineworkers Open, the National Championships of Great Britain and the Welsh Regional Championships. During the 1990's the band gained promotion from fourth section right through to the elite Championship Section under the baton of Graham Shepherd, becoming Welsh League Champions in 2002, Welsh Regional Champions in 2003 and Runner Up Welsh Regional Champions in 2007.
Today the band maintains a firm commitment to training young people in the art of brass playing, and supporting events and the community in its local area. The band rehearses on Thursday evenings at the bandroom on Taff Street, Treherbert, CF42 5LE.
Junior Band rehearsals take place from 6:15 to 7:15pm, and Senior Band rehearsals from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Membership is open to all
Location: Treherbert, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Derek Holvey MBE
Stephen Fly Harris
*Membership is open to all - everyone is welcome to attend rehearsals on Thursday evenings between 7:30 and 9:30pm at the Bandroom on Taff Street, Treherbert, CF42 5LE
Treherbert & District Band