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Mar 25

Welcome and thanks

The band are pleased to welcome Tim Gittins to the band on 2nd Cornet who has recently relocated back to the South Wales area after living in the West of England for the past few years. Joining Tim is his sister, Kate Blakemore who joins the band on second euphonium who returns to banding after a break from playing.

Completing the Euph/Bari section is Alice Jones who has joined on second euphonium. Alice who is the musical director of Ogmore Valley Silver Band made her debut performance at the bands Christmas concert in Cornwall. Solo Euphonium, Matt Rowe commented “Its great to welcome Alice and Kate to the band the complete the section for this upcoming year. “

Finally we are pleased to announce the signing of BBb player Ceri Parry Morgan who joined in January 2015. “Ceri is no stranger to the band, having been a member when the band won the Scottish Open in 2011″ says spokesperson Jason Bevan. Ceri added “With an upcoming move to Cardiff following my graduation from Swansea, it was an easy decision to accept the offer and link up once again with the Ton!”

Ceri’s arrival follows Nigel Buist who leaves after 3 years with the band due to family commitments. The band wishes Nigel all the best for the future and thanks him greatly for his dedication during his time with the band.