It was lovely to meet new members to our Band at last Sunday’s rehearsal. Back to it again this evening (Sunday 17th October). If you play Brass, Woodwind or Percussion instruments and of Grade 5 plus standard please come along. The Chapel, University of Wales, Trinity St David, Carmarthen Campus. 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Please see our website for COVID Risk Assessment (under News/Rehearsals) –
For those who were listening to our feature on The Wynne Evans Show last week, here is the full playlist of CSWB’s Concert in the Cloud. Enjoy!
FOR NEW MEMBERS ATTENDING OUR FIRST REHEARSAL following lock down due to COVID – Sunday 10th October. Please follow guidance below for rehearsals at and gigs –
REHEARSALS IN CHAPEL opposite Halliwell Theatre at University of Wales, Trinity St David, Carmarthen Campus.
We recommend that members undertake a LFD test before attending a rehearsal/gig, however, we cannot insist – this is voluntary. Lateral Flow Device (LFD) self testing kits can be obtained direct from NHS website, test centres or chemists. They are free of charge. Please do not attend rehearsal if returning a positive or 2 void LFD self tests – in this event you will need to book a PCR test by phoning 119 and follow TTP (Test Trace & Protect) instructions.
Do not attend either if you are showing symptoms of COVID19. A seating plan will be produced for each rehearsal and you will be required to sign in.
Rehearsals will take place in The Chapel and not usual location as larger area to support social distancing. Please hand sanitise on entering and leaving location.
Use your own music stand. Face Coverings must be worn at all times in buildings unless when seated, rehearsing or performing.When not seated and walking around please follow guidance – not to be near anyone within 2 meters for 15 minutes or more nor within 1 meter distance for 1 minute or more.
Thank you all for your support and we look forward in welcoming you to our ‘band family’.
This week our MD Chris Potter and Chairman Selwyn Thomas were interviewed by Wynne Evans. Listen in below. The Band plays out the interview to ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’Looking forward to meeting new members this Sunday, 10th October as we start back rehearsing.
AS RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO COMMENCING REGULAR REHEARSALS FROM MID SEPTEMBER.
We currently have the following instruments for loan – Baritone Saxophone, Euphonium, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone and Tuba.
Perhaps you played in your school band or orchestra and keen to get back to performing once again like the majority of us!Condition of loan is to become a regular member of CSWB. Instruments come with full insurance.
Percussionists also required – full percussion provided including xylophone and glockenspiel.PLEASE MESSAGE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING ON ANY WIND OR PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT
Current members from Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Swansea.
OUR NEXT OPEN AIR REHEARSAL – The National Botanic Garden of Wales
Sunday 8th August Between 2pm and 4pm If you are interested in joining come along for a listen and meet our Musical Director. We are hoping to commence indoor regular Sunday evening rehearsals from mid September. 6.30pm to 8.30pm Trinity St David University, Carmarthen Campus.
Ymunwch gyda ni i Gofio. Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band & Friends are sharing an act of remembrance on YouTube tomorrow at 11:15am. We will be performing ‘Nimrod’ by Edward Elgar. Everyone is very welcome to join us!Yfory 11.15 y bore byddwn fel band a ffrindiau yn perfformio ‘Nimrod’ gan Edward Elgar. Croeso i chi ymuno â ni gofio.
Just returned home after a fantastic concert by Band of the Welsh Guards at St Peter’s Church, Carmarthen. An exceptional program, and exceptional playing! What a great way to kick off Wythnos Gymreig Caerfyrddin / Carmarthen Welsh Week!
What’s your favourite instrument? Øystein Baadsvik makes a good case here for the Tuba. The band’s tuba section definitely agree that the tuba is the best instrument. You wouldn’t disagree would you?
As a reminder to our current members, and a warm invitation to any new members, Rehearsals start back tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you all there!