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Aug 18

From Queensbury to Tongwynlais!

20101005161656Tongwynlais Temperance Band are pleased to announce that Brett Baker will be leading them in their National Finals appearance in the Royal Albert Hall this October.

Renowned as a trombone virtuoso and coupled with experience at the highest level in banding, Brett joins Tongwynlais as they prepare to head to Kensington for their third consecutive year.

“Stepping in to conduct the band at the Pershore Festival, we enjoyed the opportunity of working with Brett” said Band Chairman Gareth Hann.  “With Brett stepping back from his playing commitments to focus on his conducting, the timing was perfect for us as we looked to appoint a conductor to lead our preparations for the Nationals.  Brett has a wealth of banding experience and we’re really looking forward to getting stuck into The Legend of King Arthur when we return from our summer break.”

“I am very excited about working with Tongwynlais on this test piece for the National Finals, I have very much enjoyed spending time with the band so far and am looking forward to this being a new chapter for myself and for the band.” added Brett.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to representing Wales at this great contest and we’re excited to have Brett on board” added Gareth.