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W.H. Williams (b. 1863) - Solo Euphonium, Llanelly Town Band

Mr. W. H. Williams is a fine example of the home-made article, which is the especial pride of the Llanelly Town Band. Born in May, 1863, he is thus just 30 years of age at the present time. His first musical experience was gained in a Drum and Fife Band, which was in the hands of the young fellows who afterwards became two founders of the Town Band. He is one of the original members of the band commencing his brass band life at the Horn, afterwards playing flugel horn and Eb soprano, and eventually gravitating towards the euphonium, which has been in his hands throughout the years in which the Llanelly Band has won fame.

On the contest field he has invariably won the encomium of judges for his artistic and intelligent renderings, and in 1892 he won the S. W. Association Medal in the face of 14 competitors. He has also won 1st prize at the only single-handed contest he has engaged in. A bandsman to the core, he may always be relied on as keeping first and foremost in view the welfare of the band, and for a year or so he was an efficient secretary during the conductorship of Mr. T. C. Edwards. He is also a member of the Llanelly Orchestral Society, and is often in demand as a concert soloist. Altogether he is a good all-round musician, such as would do credit to himself and his band in any company.



(Report published in 1893)