The Gwent Music Support Service is a Council Service providing music tuition and activities for children and young people on behalf of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Newport City Council and Torfaen County Borough Council.
The music service is nationally recognised as producing individuals and ensembles of the highest standard whilst holding true to the very basic principle of music being accessible by all pupils.
All pupils are encouraged to participate in an ever increasing, diverse range of activities so that they may aspire to achieve their full potential. The Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band is one of many ensembles organised by the Gwent Music Support Service. The band consists of the most talented young brass and percussion musicians from the four Unitary Authorities and was formed in 1960 with the purpose of providing opportunities for the many young brass and percussion players in the area to perform the best of brass band repertoire. Last year was a very special year for the bands as they celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the County Youth Band with many super events spread throughout the year.
Guest Conductor: Paul Holland
Age range of performers: 13 - 21 years
Penlee - Simon Dobson