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Tredegar Town Band

Tredegar Town Band's history can be traced as far back as 1849 when they are recorded as leading a giant procession to celebrate the opening of a new mill for the Tredegar Iron and Coal Company. In 1876 facing extinction local citizens met in the Town Hall and pledged financial support. From the very beginning of industrial Tredegar, and its two ironworks and numerous coal-mines the sound of brass has echoed from the midst of heavy industry..

One-and-a-half centuries on, the ironworks and pits have gone and the town, though far from prosperous, does enjoy more varied employment, better amenities and a brighter environment. The band has also moved forward and is now part of an elite group of top brass bands in Wales which stand among the best that Britain's has to offer..

Although the band is still very firmly rooted in Tredegar, its players are drawn from the wider community. Many travel long distances for the honour of playing with this Town Band. The stature of the band has grown beyond measure. After decades of struggling to keep going, the past 30 years has seen it blossom to find acclaim in the local and wider area,.Its financial support now comes from local councils and other local organisations but mainly from the support of 'friends' who tirelessly raise the money needed to maintain what is still an unsponsored Town Band that holds it own amongst the elite.