Admiral puts some brass back in Gorseinon

A Gorseinon band has been able to boost its brass thanks to local employer Admiral.

The Gorseinon and District Brass Band (GDBB) purchased a euphonium, which is similar to a tuba but smaller, some music stands and some sheet music with the £600 donation they received from the company.
Hayley Jones, who works for Admiral, applied for the money through the Community Chest scheme, which supports groups and organisations that Admiral staff and their families are involved in.
Redvers Jones, Hayley's father-in-law, is the band's deputy conductor. "Gorseinon had its last brass band around the 1920's era, so we felt it was about time for another. We've been playing together since last December," Redvers said.
There are eleven in the band, all former players from various brass bands around the area, ranging in age from 16 to 85 years old. They play hymn tunes as well as more popular pieces recognisable by the public.
"The euphonium is a smaller version of a tuba, and not only complements the other instruments but helps round out the fullness of the band's sound, so the donation has really helped us," Redvers added.

The GDBB's next gig will be the Gorseinon food festival on 27th April 2012.
The band practice every Monday from 7 to 9pm at the Gorseinon Infants School on Brighton Road. Anyone who plays a brass instrument is welcome to join them.

For more information contact:
Haydn Evans (musical director) 07813405019 or
Redvers Jones (deputy conductor) 07837181224.