Tenby Arts Festival 2018

will start on Saturday 22nd September



Goodwick Brass-2125Goodwick Brass Band with the Bella Voce Singers


Band Biography
Goodwick Brass was originally formed in 1911 by Mr Lake the headmaster of the local school, sadly nearly a quarter of a century later despite surviving the war years, for reasons unknown the band later disbanded in around 1936. Fortunately, the band was reformed in 1987 by John Evans and since then has grown from strength to strength, it now has both an active senior band, community band and youth band which takes its membership from a wide cross section of the community from all over Pembrokeshire.
The Band has seen increasing success in the contest arena having recently been promoted to the Championship section and also celebrating another important step to the top levels of British competition after coming runners up in the Senior Trophy competition at Blackpool’s prestigious invitation-only Spring Festival in 2016.
As well as their growing acclaim on the concert stage, the band rounded off a tremendous string of achievements in 2015 by becoming National Championships of Great Britain (1st Section) at Cheltenham along with Matthew Jenkins once again being named Welsh Conductor of the Year principally for his commitment to developing new young brass talent.
The band is very proud of their achievements over the years and as an established competition band have competed in both regional and national competitions, with some notable successes.
Musical Director Bio
Musical Director Matthew Jenkins has been voted Welsh brass banding’s Conductor of the Year on two occasions, first in 2012 and more recently in 2015.
Matthew started playing the euphonium at eight and his reputation grew as he progressed through Fishguard High School and the county musical ensembles right up to the National Youth Brass Band of Wales and European Youth Brass Band.
He was a part of many prestigious title-winning performances as a member of The Cory Band while studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
As well as working with his brother Luke, Chairman Tony Evans and Secretary Mike Hughes to secure the future of the band, Matthew also conducts the Pembrokeshire County Youth Brass Band and has led them to win in the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Manchester.
Bella Voce         FullSizeRender
The choir consists of 16 women who are nearly all music teachers. They sang alongside singer and Classic FM presenter Aled Jones in a recent concert at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.
Bella Voce – whose name means ‘beautiful voice’ – prides itself on its eclectic repertoire and signature collection of brightly-coloured shoes.
They have been delighting audiences throughout Pembrokeshire and beyond since they were formed three years ago, and have been selected to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018 in the Welsh Association of Male Choirs’ Festival of Massed Voices.
St Mary’s Church
7.00 -9pm




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