Mar 10

Double Camborne conducting duo at Tongwynlais

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Tongwynlais Temperance Band have teamed up with highly respected John Berryman ahead of the Regional Championships. John will join the band’s resident conductor Christopher Bond to prepare the band in the lead-up to the contest in just over two weeks. John and Christopher, both originally from Camborne,  started their musical careers aged eight with the highly-succesful Camborne Youth Band, but nearly half a century apart.
John told us: “I am thrilled to be working with the band alongside Christopher in preparing them  for the Regional Championships, and have so far been hugely impressed by the band’s standard and particularly impressed with the high quality soloists they have around the stands. I very much look forward to the coming fortnight and working on this wonderful test-piece.”
The band, who started their contesting season with a commendable 2nd place at the Welsh Open Entertainment Championships last month, are thrilled to have John on board, with Chairman Gareth Hann commenting “It’s a great privilege to have John and his wealth of experience on board with Tongwynlais, and to watch his musicality spread through the band, who have responded well to his direction. I know that him and Christopher will be a great combination in the run up to the Regional Championships.”